Hostel Life and Welfare
Many of our girls have suffered homelessness and abuse from living in unsafe communities and have been survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Our living space provides a safe and healthy place for our girls to grow and flourish. They have enough time to focus on their goals and education.
All our girls have a portion of land to plant on. We are empowering our girls with agricultural skills which are in line with SDGs Goal 1 and 2 – No Poverty and Zero Hunger. We want to inspire financial independence as they grow.
With farming skills, our girls understand raising food, working hard, communication and caring for others.
At Dream Catchers Academy, we are raising art ambassadors with leadership qualities. Despite the rich legacy of the arts in Nigeria, arts education is not accessible to young girls from low income communities and a very small percentage of children have access to extracurricular arts training and education.
A focus study done in the Ikorodu community has shown that girls who desire a career in the arts often drop out before high school because they believe formal education plays no important role in their career path. Many girls have fallen victim to predators and traffickers due to false ‘stories of success’. We have professionals teaching our students how to become great artists and leaders. It is important that girls feel empowered and supported in their chosen career field. Our girls currently take classes in Dancing, Music (Theory and Practical), Drama and Visual Arts.
According to Unicef, Worldwide, 129 million girls are out of school. We Invest in girls’ education so we can transform communities, countries and the entire world. When girls receive education, they are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. Through educating girls, we are convinced we will strengthen economies and reduce inequality. We are in line with Goals 4 and 5.
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