Child Sponsor Nigeria


Child Sponsor Nigeria

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Nigeria shares land borders with Benin to its west, Chad and Cameroon to its east and Niger to the north and gained its independence from the British on the 1st October 1960. It then came under military rule until democracy emerged in 1999 although the country is still marred by ethic and religious tensions not least because most Nigerians see themselves as belonging to the Yoruba (westerners), Igbo (easterners) and Hausa (northerners) rather than Nigeria itself. The situation is most chronic in the north-east of the country with regular attacks against Christians being carried out by Boko Haram, a fundamentalist Islamic group with suspected links to with Al Qaeda, who are committed to the establishment of strict Sharia law throughout Nigeria.


Nigeria is in 152nd place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of just under 52yrs. Whilst Nigeria should be one of the richest countries in the world with vast oil reserves and a plentiful workforce, over 65% of the country's population live under the poverty line and half of those live in abject poverty. Twenty million children suffer from malnutrition, one in five of all children die before their fifth birthday, HIV/AIDS affects three out of every hundred citizens and there are nearly ten million orphans in the country out of a total population of some 158 million.


Only around 1% of Nigerian children are immunised against basic childhood illness due to perceived corruption and incompetence with the Nigerian government spending less on healthcare per capita than virtually any other country in Africa. Child sponsor programs in Nigeria focus on providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, increasing educational access particularly for girls, alleviating poverty, promoting children's rights as well as developing AIDs awareness and promoting health care programs for the country's poorest children. If you work with children in Nigeria tell us about your work here. You can help when your sponsor a child in Nigeria.

Child Sponsor Programs Nigeria:


SOS Children

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.

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ActionAid

Your sponsorship will ensure a child has enough to eat, a safe place to live and attend school.

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Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child in Nigeria and help an orphan or at risk child in a Nigerian institution.

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Spanigeria

A bit different ~ a child sponsor program giving poor children access to the performing arts.

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Caritas

A sponsor program operating in northern Nigeria focussing on girl's access to education.

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Nigeria project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Nigeria project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Nigeria project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Nigerian Children

Info, facts and figures about
children in Nigeria and the
challenges they face.

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Street Children

Info and video about the street
children living on the streets
of cities in Nigeria.

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Nigeria?

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