Member profile

Organization

Global Support for Kids Initiative

Constituency

Civil Society

Country/Region

Africa

Organisation Description

Global Support for Kids Initiative (GSK Initiative) is a community based non-governmental, non-profit organization that is poised to minimize the incessant increase of child abuse in our society and give hope to street children. Article 27 of the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC) declare that “States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development”. Our children on the street are denies each one of those rights, and that is why we work to make sure they are adequately cared for. GSK Initiative continuously strives to provide life-saving service to street children and at-risk youth. We committed to providing food, clothing, and hygiene products, giving resource information and referrals.

We have been operating since 2003 in Nigeria and our activities and campaign have recorded tremendous effects.

Global Support for Kids Initiative (GSK Initiative) aims to influence and initiate broad, positive change of children through:
 Researching and monitoring trends into children’s welfare, safety, well-being, peace and right.
 Informing and educating children on things that will help them to grow happily.
 Making children important when discussing issue related to their welfare.
 Conducting inquiries into issues important to children.
 Advising government, non-governmental agencies, organizations, partners and parents on issues relating to children upliftment.

Our Vision:
Every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Mission:
Support individuals and organizations working to protect children from Abuse and Neglect in Africa and the world in general.

Our Guiding Principle:
 Listen to children, take their view seriously and promote their interest.
 Focus on things that will make a positive difference to children lives, giving priority to vulnerable ones.
 Make the safety, welfare and well-being of children our main consideration
 Work hand in hand with other organizations and agencies that work with children to achieve our goals.

Our Objectives:
 To assist the full implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
 Improve the life of Children
 Protect children from all forms of Abuse: physically, emotionally and sexually.
 Support international efforts to promote the rights of the child.
 Ensure that juvenile justice is practicable in our society.
 Securing the future of children and youth.

GSK Initiative teaches the basic life skills so that they can survive off the streets, help to build a foundation away from the streets and street life. The life skill which includes:
i. Goal Setting
ii. Behavior Management
iii. Anger Management
iv. Financial Management
v. Improving Communications
vi. Study Skills

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence

Neglect

Sector

Early Childhood Development

Social Services/Child Protection

Social Protection

Research