Child development and protection:

Through the department of Child development since 2012, the National Population Commission has provided orphan and other children numbering 718 (378Males-340 Females) with birth certificates. Out of this number 120 of the certificates are from Buruku LGAs while 78 are from Gboko LGAs. In March 2014, Caritas Gboko organized a programme on Child trafficking and labour in Africa with 77 pupils and teachers in attendance with representatives from National Agency for the Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). Currently, the organisation is implementing the SMILE project in Adogo, Burku Township, Tyogbenda, Gbaja, Ijer, Kur-Baka and Usen communities of Buruku located. It is providing comprehensive care and support for 9400 vulnerable children and 2500 caregivers with Nutrition, education and training, psychosocial, Household Economic Strengthening and Protection in a sustainable manner. The organization is been supported by USAID/CRS funded SMILE programme under PEPFAR 2 on this project.
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Education support:

The organization has mobilized volunteer teachers to teach children in community schools and in church premises as an intervention due to the 7 months primary schools strikes in Benue state. This programme started in 2013 and is still ongoing.
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Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition:

Caritas carried out nutrition and weight assessment for Mbaapen ,Usen, Adogo and Kur-Baka communities. The communities are provided with nutritional counselling technics, food demonstration and improved agricultural method through friendly root crop farming such as sweet potato and cassava rich in vitamin A. The Gboko Diocese Catholic family has earned integrity from the communities through working in a prudent and transparent way in its service delivery. The diocese has 29 health facilities and 33 educational facilities (schools) all these institutions will be a form of strengths in the vulnerable children project for an effective service delivery.
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