In December, GE teamed up with the AVSI Foundation, which began its operations in Nigeria in 1988. AVSI’s mission is to implement projects to improve the situation of women and vulnerable children through the provision of education, health and capacity building.
One in ten children in Nigeria are classified as “vulnerable,” according to the Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs & Social Development (FMWASD). A child is classified as vulnerable if, because of the circumstances of birth or immediate environment, is prone to abuse or deprivation of basic needs, care and protection and thus disadvantaged relative to his or her peers.
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