600 vulnerable children from 10 states of the federation to benefit from PFN children programme.

No less than 600 vulnerable children from 10 states of the federation are to benefit from the promise path children educational programme anchored by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The chairman of Plateau State chapter of the fellowship, Patrick Tongman, who disclosed this in Jos yesterday at the launch of the promised path mentoring and psychosocial support programme for 600 vulnerable and at-risk children, said 10 states are slated to benefit from the pilot phase of the programme.

The 10 states billed for the pilot programme include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Nassarawa and Niger.

Tongman regretted that Nigeria is reported to have the highest number of out-of-school children in sub-Saharan Africa with more than 10 million children of school age out of school.

“Our youth campaign programmes which are our catch-them-young crime prevention initiatives align perfectly with the promise path programme and are part of our contributions toward reducing the number of out-of-school children.”

“This is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No four which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all,” Tongman said.




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