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The Educator, Lagos, Nigeria

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Address: Olatunji House 299 Ikorodu Road
Lagos, 234  
Nigeria
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 12
Number of People Being Served: 3500
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Mission Statement


To empower and develop young people and disadvantaged women to become productive and relevant citizens, while promoting good family values.

Description


The Educator is a non- governmental organisation (NGO) fully registered with cooperate affairs commision in Nigeria and is into women and youth development. Through its women arm, The Educator works with disadvantaged women like: single mothers, widows, women coming out of prostitution, who are having difficulties coping with the challenges of life by providing counselling, emotional financial support and skill training in housekeeping, nanny work and hairdressing. The Educator also teaches these women bead making and help them find markets both in Nigeria and internationally for their products. Through the youth arm teenagers and young adults are educated on issues to help with their social development. Issues like study habits, Time management, Problem solving skills, and sexual intergrity e.t.c. In 2008 the organization reached out to over 3000 teenagers and young adults through its youth program. In 2006, the Educator brought a team of Marriage and Family Therapist from the United State to Nigeria to run a weeklong program for teenagers and young adults on sexual integrity. This was also repeated in 2007. The Educator is headed by Eniabitobi Kuyinu, a Ford Foundation Scholar with Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX. She has had years of experience teaching and counselling with young people. She pioneered the establishment of a women rehabilitation centre (for single pregnant teenagers, and homeless young mothers, abused and abandoned girls, e.t.c.) in 2002. She is passionate about helping young people walk in sexual integrity. The Educator's office is based in Lagos and opens Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm. The project also runs programs on some saturdays for teenagers.

The Educator is a non- governmental organisation (NGO) fully registered with cooperate affairs commision in Nigeria and is into women and youth development. Through its women arm, The Educator works with disadvantaged women like: single mothers, widows, women coming out of prostitution, who are having difficulties coping with the challenges of life by providing counselling, emotional financial support and skill training in housekeeping, nanny work and hairdressing. The Educator also teaches these women bead making and help them find markets both in Nigeria and internationally for their products. Through the youth arm teenagers and young adults are educated on issues to help with their social development. Issues like study habits, Time management, Problem solving skills, and sexual intergrity e.t.c. In 2008 the organization reached out to over 3000 teenagers and young adults through its youth program. In 2006, the Educator brought a team of Marriage and Family Therapist from the United State to Nigeria to run a weeklong program for teenagers and young adults on sexual integrity. This was also repeated in 2007. The Educator is headed by Eniabitobi Kuyinu, a Ford Foundation Scholar with Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX. She has had years of experience teaching and counselling with young people. She pioneered the establishment of a women rehabilitation centre (for single pregnant teenagers, and homeless young mothers, abused and abandoned girls, e.t.c.) in 2002. She is passionate about helping young people walk in sexual integrity. The Educator's office is based in Lagos and opens Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm. The project also runs programs on some saturdays for teenagers.

Mission Statement: To empower and develop young people and disadvantaged women to become productive and relevant citizens, while promoting good family values.

Organizational Statement of Faith


? We believe that God is the creator of the universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual) realms and that God the creator is also the giver of life. ? We believe the Holy Bible is God's word Personally spoken by God for mankind for the purpose of revealing who He is and it is without error in all issues to which it speaks. ? We believe in the Triunity (Trinity), one God in three Persons, consisting of Father, Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit. ? We Believe Jesus Christ is Divine God who came from Heaven to mankind as a man yet retaining the Divinity of God and who while living a sinless life was rejected and betrayed by man to be crucified and die on the cross yet not to remain dead but to Resurrect the third day in accordance with His Everlasting Divine life. ? We believe that the death of Jesus on the cross provided complete atonement for all the sins of the world therefore cleansing those who choose to be cleansed from their sin to then receive the Holy Spirit and by receiving the Holy Spirit becoming "Born Again" and being Born Again becoming children of God. Children in the family of God and as children in a personal relationship with their Father who is God above all and as children also inheritors in the Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus the kingdom that is without end. ? We believe that Jesus is the judge of all of mankind's thoughts, intentions and actions and that He is just and wise in His judgment. As judge, Jesus will judge the unjust to everlasting condemnation while to the righteous He will give of His life, His gifts, and His glory. ? We believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, was seen by and interacted with many eyewitnesses including the Disciples and Apostles and that Jesus has now ascended back into Heaven where He originally came from. Jesus is currently seated in Majesty, Power and Authority alongside the Father and He is now accessible to us in both Prayer and Fellowship. ? We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, to convince the world of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ ? We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice.


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Program Type:


Education/Employment Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes