Toria-Rock was founded in 2018 by a group of professionals in Nigeria and a group of people from the United States in response to the lack of services for the most marginalised and hard to reach children and young people living on the streets of various cities in Nigeria. These children and young people considered challenging’ due to their behaviours and life choices.
We wanted to create opportunities for them to not only survive, but more importantly, to thrive. We would hold a weekly soccer session on Saturday mornings with young people living on the streets of various. These older children and young people profoundly moved our Founders, they had lost hope as there was no one to support them. From humble beginnings of a weekly kickabout, Toria Rock is now an organisation that wants to meet the needs of 500 to 1000s of children and young people deemed too challenging by society.
Glad’s House is committed to empowering homeless children and young people to take responsibility for their own lives, to realise their full potential and to protect them. We work with those who society forgets, to give them hope and a positive future.
We will facilitate opportunities for these children and young people to create positive change in their lives by being a leading organisation in sports, education, child rights and child protection.
Is to ensure that the children and young people we support will not be criminalised for being on the streets and that there will no longer be unlawful round ups. To this end, Toria Rock is advocating for changes in systems and policies that are currently failing children and young people in various cities, in Nigeria and globally. We work with a variety of partners in both the private and third sectors to develop and implement entrepreneurial strategies to help us to achieve our goal of generating a significant percentage of our income in country.