Secured future for every Child in Nigeria
<h3> MISSION </h3> Holistic outreach to families in <b>Rural & Urban </b>Communities for the total development of the <b>Child</b>. <h2>Background</h2> Living Word Mission aka La Vie Mot Mission (LIWOM) is a Non Profit (NPO), Faith Based (Rural Missions) Organization (FBO) working presently in four states Oyo State of the South Western part of Nigeria. LIWOM as a Christian ministry was formed in 1996 and registered in Oyo State as an FBO/NPO in 2010 as well as with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) 2011. The rapid rise in the number of child abuse, neglect and consequent trafficking in rural and disadvantaged urban communities, the plight of the marginalized young people group as well as families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, the increasing mortality rates and the demand for services from communities resulted in the expansion of the organization’s efforts to provide services, including basic shelter and care, education, health care, nutrition, legal protection and psychosocial support to OVC and graduated vulnerable children (young adult). This organization is a training provider with the Association of Orphans and Vulnerable Children NGO, Oyo State Chapter as well as other Non Profit organizations that provide mentoring support to young people in Oyo State.</p> <h2>Program Areas</h2> <p>To achieve our mission, we offer services in three main programmatic areas:
Preventing HIV and AIDS through peer education and lay counseling (Voluntary Counselling and Testing VCT). The focus of the prevention program is to create an enabling environment for behavioural change, reduce the transmission of STIs and HIV, promote safer sexual practices and facilitate the formation of support groups.
Providing Community Home Based Care (CHBC) services to ill clients in their homes and supporting DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short-course) through collaboration with other relevant line organisations. The thrust of the CHBC programme is to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS by elevating the quality of care and support, enhancing coping capacities and creating an environment of acceptance.
Identifying Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and offering care and support. The driving force behind the OVC programme is to help create an enriching environment for children to grow up into healthy and productive members of their communities. The programme also helps with psycho-social support, economic strengthening strategies, establishing Children’s Resource Centers and initiating Community Child Care Forums as well as establishing a self help sustainable Mission Home for the care of Vulnerable Children and other vulnerable groups.