S.G. – Youth for Development Centre
S.G. – Youth for Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation founded in 2003. By using the power of sport, they provide programmes offering training, rehabilitation, employment, and sports and recreation opportunities to young Nigerians who are homeless, unemployed, or suffering from substance abuse. Their main areas of work are youth development and leadership, gender equality, peacebuilding, and health promotion.
Currently, the main threat to public safety comes from the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has caused many people to leave their homes. Furthermore, homelessness remains a taboo and consequently a lot of persons in need of shelter are rejected and denoted as “belonging nowhere” and “non-human” (Homelessness in Nigeria, 2013). Women are especially vulnerable due to deep cultural believes that it is acceptable to abuse women (Domestic Violence, 2013).