Children and Young People Living for Peace aka CYPLP is s social enterprise, citizens focused, locally led and not for profit voluntary movement in Nigeria. We work for the good of the most vulnerable children in Nigeria.
We empower and activate young people in local communities to drive positive change in their local communities through small local programs. We continuously learn and deploy new creative and innovative ways of solving and resolving social problems in our communities.
We work to be inclusive with other young people; informal and formal youth groups in local disadvantaged communities in Nigeria through engagement. We came to defend and protect the rights of the vulnerable, provide water, toilets and hygiene in slums, availing access to justice to poorest poor, through empowerment of young people as active citizens, such that citizens can catalyze change through small local actions that brings solutions to their communities. ” Our mindset is to put Nigeria first in that we do”.
CYPLP has chosen to target the poorest parts of the society, recognizing that these set are the most vulnerable to violent conflict, abuse and neglect. We work to localize, translate and interpret what Sustainable Development Goals are to the rural poor. And connect children and young people to it, by simplifying what SDGs is all about. We step down messages for spread and benefits at the grassroot level through sustainable strategies and approaches that stand the test of time.
CYPLP trains and develop school teachers, coaches, caregivers, youth workers etc in the area of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Health and Education, Agriculture and Climate Change, among others. Over the years, we have done several localized social programs that have direct bearing to the lives of our everyday target group, including out of school children.
We work through schools, orphanages and slums in hard to reach locations, with a core intent to create peace of mind to vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria.
As social enterprise, we create, develop and implement programs geared at creating job opportunities digitally, for young people especially for girls and drop-out-of-school single adolescent mothers.
Our strength is embedded in grass-root mobilization, aimed at addressing small problems before they turn into bigger ones. We exist to stand in the gap as voice to voiceless children, with a passion to render service above self at all times.
That, together we can touch lives, and change lives of millions of young vulnerable people with just the little things we can do. That’s why we are here!
To reach out to children on time, to educate and enlighten them on the culture of dialogue, tolerance, patience and love in so that as they grow up they can grow up with it.
To present veritable platforms of engagement for children and young people in hard to reach local communities in Nigeria.
- Research and Survey
- Focus Group Discussion
- Studies/ Case Report
- Independent investigations/Monitoring/Evaluation
- Data gathering/ Data management
- Training and Capacity Development
- Concept Development
- Education and Enlightenment
- Sexual Assault Referral Center
- Legal Aid
- Psycho Social Support
- Social Program Advertising
- Social Media Campaigns
- Peace building and Conflict Resolution
- Climate Change
- Radicalization and Violent Extremism
- Agriculture and Environment
- Renewable Energy
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Human Rights and Justice
- Refugees/Displaced camps
- Hate Speech
- Seminar/workshop via simulation at schools, etc
- Music and Dance- Open spaces.
- Sports – football, basketball, snooker etc
- Outreach and Publication – Press release, interviews, articles, blogs etc.
- Road walk and Rallies
- Production and Distribution of publicity materials- handbills, posters, stickers etc.
- Media- Radio and TV jingles,
Since my desire to volunteer with CYPLP organization, it has open a lot of opportunities especially my trip to Egypt to represent the organization for a training; Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism. Those whom I met where people I never thought of. My perception of so many things has changed and knowledge increased.
I was reluctant coming for this workshop – “Young Community Leaders Initiative”. I didn’t really understand it, but I encouraged myself to attend and am glad I did. My mindset has changed on so many things. I have learn new things, and old things in new ways. Initially, I thought my community is where I live. But No, this program presented a new dimension to it, that community starts with me, then my family, neighbors, friends and colleagues, including the people we meet each day. And that if we are to change the world, we can influence change from ourselves, to our family, neighbors, friends and people we meet. That was something unimaginable to me and I thank CYPLP Team for this opportunity. I will go out there and be the change I want to see, and change my community. Thank you Mr Dennis for this wonderful initiative.
Sophia I. Okoubulu
“I thank CYPLP for bringing this program – Road Safety Awareness to my school @ Government Boys College, Kaduna. Before now, I knew some of the things that are taught to us today. But I never knew most of them the way I have now.
One thing I enjoyed about the program was that, it was informative yet entertaining such that all of us were carried along.
I will try my best to pass on this information to my peers and also take to volunteering to drive change in my community. This is best ever experienced program in my life so far. Thank you”.
Kabiru Zakariyya (SS 3 Student).
Click and read our latest newsletter here-
- September/October 2017 – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Newsletter-sept-2017.pdf
- November edition 2017- http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/November-Newsletter.pdf
- January/February 2018- http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vol3.pdf