We’re thrilled to announce a significant initiative that aims to make a lasting impact on the lives of our community’s most precious members and children. As we embark on this journey together, we invite our dedicated community-based organizations to join hands in implementing the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) Program.
Caritas Nigeria implements the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) program in Imo State in collaboration with the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Orlu Diocese and other community-based organizations. The OVC program is a critical intervention area of the Accelerated Control of HIV Epidemic and Sustainability Solutions (ACCESS) Project, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Bolster the capacities of our neighborhood-based groups. Our ability to better assist and care for OVC will be enhanced by training and seminars, which will also help to create a compassionate and understanding workplace. Caritas Nigeria has collaborated with the JDPC Orlu to empower five vulnerable children (four males and a female) with skills in barbering, hairdressing, electrical engineering, and aluminum window fabrication in order to enhance psychosocial and health outcomes among the target population. After developing their abilities in these areas, the kids received additional start-up resources to aid in their transition to stability and self-reliance.
On November 17, when he delivered the kits to the young business owners, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, the Bishop of Orlu Diocese, bestowed blessings and exhorted them to continue being resilient, focused, diligent, and optimistic. The recipients and their caretakers received words of encouragement from Fr. Remigius Udeze, Director of JDPC Orlu.