Since 2009 LYNX – Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange – has been a partner of Aflatoun International. The national child and youth development organisation empowers children and young people to become socially and financially responsible citizens who can strengthen their communities and nation.
Aflatoun Child Rights Cooperative Project
One of LYNX’s ongoing programmes, in both Kaduna and Enugu state, is the Aflatoun Child Rights Cooperatives (ACRC) project, which is implemented in collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages. At the start of the project activities, both teachers and pupils were provided with the knowledge and skills to advocate for better child rights. After the initial training, school enterprises have been successfully launched in government schools. Each school has been involved with various businesses – like the start of a fishery enterprise in Kaduna – in order to encourage pupils to become self-reliant and sustain the ACRC project in the future.