While we believe that education is the single component that can turn around a developing society to higher levels, we are certain that investment in children means an investment into the future.
Good nutrition fuels both body and mind. That is to say that a child that has not had a balanced diet will be unable to function in the classroom and participate actively. ERICS carries out nutritional outreaches to local schools, particularly in under-served areas. We give nutritional education as well, to make kids know the meaning of healthy foods and eating right.
Some very serious challenges dot the landscape of the Nigerian education. A lack of inadequate teaching materials, a lack of competent teachers, and appropriate curricular, discrimination, harassment and violence all collectively impede the quality of education a given child can access.
We hold activities that enforce the basics of sanitation and hygiene in kids. We teach kids the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation, and use different media to drive the message. We give sanitary items and spur kids on apt ways to leverage their knowledge on hygiene and sanitation.
ERICS provides shelters to homeless children and eases living conditions for them. There is a staggering number of street children in cities across Nigeria such as in Lagos and Port Harcourt. We carry out researches to get current grasps of the causes of some of the factors that cause children to be homeless and how these causes can be curbed.