Research to inform social care programme in Nigeria
A collaborative support project bringing Swansea University and the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, closer together, has been awarded funding by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The project, which started this month, has allowed Dr Raymond Ogunade from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, to come to Swansea University for six months to work with Dr Paul Rees from the University’s School of Human and Health Sciences. Together they will look into the rehabilitation and resilience of children who are cared for by the State, for example those in foster care or residential homes.
Following some initial research on potential research partners Dr Ogunade contacted Dr Rees and was pleased to find that they had shared research interests, skills and expertise that could complement one another’s work.
Dr Ogunade said: “Meeting and working with Paul has been key to securing the funding from the Association of Commonwealth Universities and I am delighted to be working on a project that means so much to both our countries.”
One of the main aims of the research is to produce a guide for the Nigerian Universities Commission and The Nigerian Ministry of Education which will inform the delivery of rehabilitative social care programmes in Nigeria.
Dr Ogunade continued: “I am very grateful for the warm welcome I have received from the School and University.
“I am here to make a contribution for the children of my generation; for their health and well being – and that is a great privilege!”
Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of the School of Human and Health Sciences, said: “I would like to warmly welcome Dr Ogunade to the School of Human and Health Sciences.
“This project provides an excellent opportunity for the experience and expertise from both Swansea and Nigeria to contribute to policy development in a much-needed area of social care. Collaborative working through partnerships of this sort will contribute to solutions to shared and global problems, as well as forging solid networks for the future.”
For more information on the School of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/
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