"National Implications from the Success of the Dorian Home for Children in Ondo State"
Dr. Tolulola Olulola Bayode, Founder and President, the Dorian Home for Charity and Social Welfare.
Co-sponsored by UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development (CPDD).
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According to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, there are about 17.5 million orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria. Often they are forced to scavenge for survivalin a society that has little or no societal safety net. As a result of this, they usually suffer from malnutrition, leading to a higher rate of mortality and morbidity. All of these put them at the risk of health challenges, poor mental and psychological development, and human trafficking, and makes them susceptible to extremist groups and crime as they make their way in a hostile society. Dr. Tolulola Bayode will discuss how she built Dorian Home in Akure, Ondo state for orphaned and vulnerable children to address these health, education, mental, social, and psychological development challenges by offering these children a safe and secure environment. Dorian Home's provides housing, proper education, feeding and medical attention, targeting child mortality and morbidity as well as lowering the rate of crime.