About Us

Yeshua’s Arm was founded in 2004 and operates in the United Kingdom and Nigeria to support the education and protection of disadvantaged children. We started our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) in 2005 to support the children of many widows back to education. We also carried out other programs between 2005-2016 including;

Setting up a Widows Support Group for the mothers of the sponsored children.

Seting up a Micro Financing Support Program for the widows.

In the UK, we organized a preventative program funded by ‘Grassroots Grants’ called “The Black Parents Empowerment Program” (BPEP) to support disadvantaged African families and prevent their children from abuse.

In Nigeria, we also initiated a yearly project called Every Child Matters Campaign, a program where we inspired hundreds of disadvantaged children on the importance of education and provided essential educational materials to support their education and boost their self-esteem.

Supporting inmates in prisons by providing food, toiletries and stationaries to them.

About Us

Yeshua’s Arm was founded in 2004 and operates in the United Kingdom and Nigeria to support the education and protection of disadvantaged children. We started our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) in 2005 to support the children of many widows back to education. We also carried out other programs between 2005-2016 including;

  • Setting up a Widows Support Group for the mothers of the sponsored children.
  • Seting up a Micro Financing Support Program for the widows.
  • In the UK, we organized a preventative program funded by ‘Grassroots Grants’ called “The Black Parents Empowerment Program” (BPEP) to support disadvantaged African families and prevent their children from abuse.
  • In Nigeria, we also initiated a yearly project called Every Child Matters Campaign, a program where we inspired hundreds of disadvantaged children on the importance of education and provided essential educational materials to support their education and boost their self-esteem.
  • Supporting inmates in prisons by providing food, toiletries and stationaries to them.

OUR VISION

Yeshua’s Arm strongly believes every child has fundamental human rights that needs to be protected and promoted. This is in line with the United Nation’s Convention of the Rights of the Child,1989 (UNCRC), as well as the United Kingdom’s Children’s Act 1989 and the Child’s Right Act 2003 in Nigeria. Our vision currently focuses on every child’s fundamental right to PROTECTION and EDUCATION. We aim to carry out this vision in a 2-fold manner.

Firstly, by bringing direct aid and help break the circle of deprivation and poverty and improve the quality of life and life chances of children.

And secondly, to inform, advocate, train and educate on behalf of the underprivileged and influence the processes and policies that cause injustice and oppression. 

OUR WORK

OUR CAMPAIGN

Lagos state child's right law campaign

LAGOS STATE CHILD’S RIGHT LAW CAMPAIGN

Lagos state has adopted the Child’s Right Act 2003 (CRA 2003) into the Child’s Right Law 2007(CRL 2007). However, a lot of work and support is needed to make the implementation of this law a practical day to day reality for the average Nigerian child. To this effect, our work in this area includes raising awareness, giving talks, seminars and conferences, as well as training organizations that work with children in regards to children’s rights and their needs for protection from all forms of abuse and deprivation.

We specialize in training organizations such as churches and mosques, and other organizations that are interested in the welfare of children in Safeguarding and child protection processes. We also assist in creating Safeguarding policies and procedures for organizations and offer parenting classes in line with the Child Right Act of the state to safeguard and ensure the protection of children.

BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

While education is recognized under the CRA 2003 and CRL2007 as a child’s fundamental right, Nigeria still has the highest number of out of school children in the whole of Africa.  This is a form of abuse and an infringement on the rights of the child. It also has huge socio-economic implications on Nigeria as a nation.

We strongly believe that Nigeria’s best future resources are its children and that education remains a major key in improving the life chances of children. In this regard, we aim to create public awareness for this serious nationwide socio-economic phenomenon and get as many out of school children back into education and support the children, parents, carers and schools to make this possible.

Apart from our work in the prisons and with widows, since 2005 Yeshua’s Arm has sponsored primary and secondary education of 100 disadvantaged children in Ajegunle a slum area in Lagos, Nigeria. Several of them have completed their secondary school education and gone on to various vocations.
Some of our sponsored children have continued in tertiary education. We continue to work with schools, churches and other established organisations to identify the neediest children whose education has been disrupted or is likely to be without our support.

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OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KEMI WILLIAMS

FOUNDER

Gladys Asogbon

BOARD MEMBER

BOLA TOBUN

BOARD MEMBER

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