Bethsda, a non-governmental organisation, has initiated a campaign to reduce the number of out-of-school children across the country.
Report revealed that the development was contained in a statement issued by the organisation on Friday.
“The ‘Bethsda Lend a Helping Hand’ campaign seeks to create awareness about the growing scourge of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and seek collaborations with philanthropists, the government and private institutions in order to strategically address the issues.
“For the past eighteen years, Bethsda Child Support Agency, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, has been working to ensure that every child has access to quality education.
“Bethsda through the assistance of partners and sponsors has spearheaded efforts to provide free quality education, school supplies, nutrition, and healthcare to over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Lagos and Ogun states.
“The presence of Bethsda Schools in poor communities has brought us face to face with the realities of life in urban slums,” part of the statement read.
The Bethsda management, however, noted that due to the recent global economic challenges, it had experienced some form of difficulty in the flow of funds needed to support the children in their care.