Community Mobilization towards Addressing Orphans and Vulnerable Children Phenomenon in Nigeria

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African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Department of Publishing and Web Development, University of Education


This study examined community mobilization towards addressing orphans and vulnerable children phenomenon in Nigeria. Three research questions were raised and one null hypothesis was tested to guide the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. 6,774,331wasconsidered as the target populations. A sample size of 480 respondents selected was across the six geopolitical zone of Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure consisting of stratified sampling, simple random sampling and purposive sampling technique was used. A self-developed questionnaire and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were used for data collection. The reliability test of the instruments was done using test retest technique and a co-efficient 0.87 was obtained. The administration of the instrument was done by the researchers and five field research assistants. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count, percentages, mean and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Hypothesis formulated was tested at 0.05 level of significance. One of the findings revealed that the needs of OVC have not been adequately met. It was therefore, recommended that community members should pool their resources and ideas to carter for them especially in providing access to health, education and welfare services. In addition, global partnership among stakeholders particularly the civil societies should be sought and pursued.



Community mobilization, orphans and vulnerable children, Nigeria