Saving many orphans: A Global Imperative


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This powerpoint presentation exposes the problem of orphans in the world. Even though my main focus is Nigeria, one can find other regional and global information which are important.

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Saving many orphans: A Global Imperative

  1. 1. A Global Imperative ByJESUTOROMOMI MARY FADIPE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1910-1997 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The problem of orphans has remained a major global challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria revealed that 7.3 million out of the 17.5 million children in Nigeria were orphans – a heartbreaking figure. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation aims at viewing the global problem of orphans with Nigeria as our main focus. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ A child who has lost one or both parents.” </li></ul><ul><li>UNICEF and Global Partners </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>2007 report from UNICEF shows that there are between 143 and 210 million orphans worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Each passing day, about 5,760 more children become orphans. </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa alone, it is estimated that about 2,102,400 more children become orphans each year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>One major cause of the rise of orphans in Nigeria is HIV/AIDS. The reality is that many orphans shown in the picture above come from homes where parents have either died of AIDS or are incapacitated by the sickness. Some of these children are also HIV positive. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that there are about 14 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that 8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>High rate of maternal death </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of appropriate birth control programs </li></ul><ul><li>Irresponsible parenting </li></ul><ul><li>High rate of teenage pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul>
  9. 13. Country Percent Survey Swaziland 41 DHS 2006 Kenya 21 AIS 2007 Malawi 19 MICS 2006 Uganda 11 DHS 2006 Cameroon 9 MICS 2006 Guinea-Bissau 8 MICS 2006 Burkina- Faso 7 MICS 2006 NIGERIA 6 DHS 2006 Togo 6 DHS 2006
  10. 14. <ul><li>Increasing number of homeless children </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of children exposed to the problem of child labor. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of cases related to child trafficking. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of youth who become a menace to the society like armed robbers, murderers, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Ensuring a national assess to essential services </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in HIV/AIDS awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in aids for HIV/AIDS patients </li></ul><ul><li>More education on birth control </li></ul><ul><li>More education on responsible parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Educating the youth on how to overcome teenage pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the living conditions of citizens </li></ul>
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