Mpape is a largely informal settlement located in Abuja, Nigeria. It is home to about 2 million mid/low-income settlers who have no legal tenancy. Mpape has a high number of dis-affected youth, many of whom are school dropouts.
The Adopt-A-Community Program partners with a local non-profit organization to identify, rehabilitate, and mentor high-risk youth in Mpape, building their self-esteem and confidence, and also providing them with skills training to enable them to access (and create) employment opportunities. Some may be supported to further their education.