PURPOSE-BUILT TRAINING CENTRE
Our latest project is the replacement of rudimentary sheds we've been using for vocational training with a new purpose-built centre at Ibeshe, Ikorodu. This will provide youths from the Ikorodu community (including youths in CLL’s care, resident at the CLL Residential Home) with vocational and skills training. We plan to offer courses in, tailoring, catering, batik making, tie-and-dye, and other arts and crafts.
We are grateful to MOE+ Art Architecture, which has partnered with us, pro bono, to provide the design and project supervision for the vocational centre
education and vocational Training
Education is the first casualty of homelessness. We offer courses in, tailoring, catering, batik making, tie-and-dye, and other arts and crafts, and where a child shows talent we try to place them as apprentices with master craftsmen.
We strive to ensure all our children are in full-time education and one of our proudest achievements is the growing list of alumni who have graduated from university, technical college or from their apprenticeships and are now leading rewarding and successful lives.
Residential home for boys
Our children’s home at Ibeshe, Ikorodu, accommodates up to 34 boys at a time, ranging in age from 7 to 17, all of whom we place back in school or in some form of vocational training. Efforts continue whilst they are there, to reunite them with family and, where this is not possible, to establish and maintain regular contact with family members.
Drop in reception centre for street children
CLL runs a drop-in Reception Centre at Gbagada, that sees approximately 90 girls and boys a week, coming in every day for two meals, a chance to shower and rest in a safe environment, basic medical checks and health care, classes in basic literacy and life skills, help and counselling, and family tracing services.