Good Home Scheme

(JUNE 2014 – FEBRUARY 2014)

GOOD HOME QUALITY SERVICE ADVOCACY SCHEME™PILOT PROJECT

The pilot Good Home Scheme™ has been generously funded by the Social Development Fund of the Embassy of France, Abuja under the Fund’s ‘Human Rights’ priority area.

Enrolled institutions are:

  • Arrows Of God Orphanage, Lagos State
  • The Care People Foundation, Oyo State
  • Eruobodo Home For Children With Special Needs And Less Privileged, Ogun State
  • Citadel Of Grace Mission Orphanage, Lagos State
  • Love Home Orphanage (The Real Woman Foundation) Lagos State
  • FOMWAN Orphanage, Oyo State
  • Ibadan Home For Motherless Babies, Oyo State
  • SOS Children’s Villages, Isolo, Lagos State
  • Hephzibah Homes, Lagos State
  • Children’s Home Idi Araba, Lagos State
  • Compassionate Orphanage, Lagos State
  • Heritage Homes, Lagos State
  • Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos State
  • Olubukola Fowowe Memorial Children Centre, Lagos State
  • Beehive Nursery and Primary School, Lagos State
  • Ridos House Montessori School, Lagos State
  • St Patricia Orphanage, Lagos State
  • Honeytots School, Lagos State
  • Kids & Cuddles Preschool, Lagos State
  • Laurel Schools, Lagos State
  • Betty’s Playgroup and Nursery School, Lagos State
  • Dorcas Adunola Oyediji Motherless Babies Home, Oyo State
  • Samuel Francis Private School, Lagos State
  • Final year Social Work students of the University of Lagos Akoka (400 level).

Modules taught were:

  • Rights Based Child Care: An Overview
  • Health Hygiene and Safety
  • Rights Based Child Care: Early Learning
  • Self – Audit and Report Writing using the Good Home Guide and the Manual for Good Home Self – Auditors and Report Writers.
  • Self – Audit and Report Writing using the Transitions and the Manual for Good Home Self – Auditors and Report Writers.

Training Outcomes

  • Draft Child Protection Policy Statements developed by each institution.
  • Institutions began the process of self – auditing and self – reporting.
  • Final year Social Work students from University of Lagos successfully formed ‘attachments’ to participating institutions. They assisted representatives of the institutions to apply Good Home self – auditing and reporting processes during the workshops.

During the June – July, September trainings, SAC experienced obstacles to full representation of each enrolled institution. These were caused by manpower shortages at the workplace (participants are hands on child care practitioners) and the fact that it was school examination season. This resulted in only 8 children out of the 20 children aged 15 – 18 expected, participating in the Good Home Scheme™.

We thank God for the successful completion of the 1st stage of the Good Home Scheme pilot project.