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.
Conflict resolution and peace building:
Since the establishment of the organization in 2014, it has been engaged in restoring peace in conflict communities. This earned it a good relationship with government, traditional rulers, and faith groups like the Muslims, youths and women organizations. It has put in place peace committees at the deaneries who act as Peace Builders when conflict emergences. During this period the committee intervened in Tiv/Jukum crises in Jato-Aka Deanery, Mbagen/Utange in KwandeLGA, Kusuv/Nyifon in Buruku LGA.
In Gboko diocese, Caritas Gboko is promoting synergy between government, communities and the church on service delivery in the area of education, water, sanitation and hygiene, sustainable agriculture, peace building, women development and youth empowerment within its 2 years of operations in the area as an independent group from Makurdi Diocese . The group is currently working with Local Government Executives and Legislatures in the 7 LGAs covering the diocese, department of child development and social welfare in the LGAs, Health department in the LGAs, Nigerian Police Force in the LGAs, Offices of National population Commission the LGAs, Traditional rulers and agric development officers in the 7 LGAs.
The Overall of community activities are responsible by the Representatives of each Unit and the Management Committee of VDA in Each village.