Pictures from the advocacy visits to the Ministry.
As part of our goal to provide computer laboratories for students in public secondary schools in Nigeria in order to advance education through technology, Organization for Social Programmes and Health Care (OSPHC) participated in the September 2019 GlobalGiving Accelerator Fundraising Campaign. Our original plan was to raise 5000 USD to enable our organization provide a computer laboratory for 180 students in Jericho High School, Ibadan Oyo state Nigeria as the pilot phase. However at the completion of the fundraising campaign, OSPHC was able to realize 15.9% of the proposed funds. With this development, our Organization was only able to achieve a minimal level in the project implementation leaving a large part unrealized. We hope to still participate in a future campaign towards completing the first pilot phase and embark on scaling it up to other identified schools as indicated in the project description.
With the 15.9% raised from the fund raising campaign which amounted to $960 USD, OSPHC succeeded in achieving the following;
OSPHC embarked on two advocacy visits to the Oyo state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The objective of the first visit was to get the Oyo state government through the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology buy into and adopt the main objective of the project. During the visit, the honorable Commissioner acknowledged the relevance of the new approach and pledged the support of the government. He disclosed plans by the government to introduce wholesale technology driven educational policies and programs towards ensuring the production of more computer literate students in the various public secondary schools of the state.
The Second visit was undertaken to the Director of Schools, Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The objective was to extract more commitments from her department in accessing the school that is slated for the project. A facility has been set aside at Jericho High School, Ibadan and duly refurbished by OSPHC towards the installation of computer units and commencement of training for the target student population once more funds are eventually raised.
We are very excited about how far we have come, while we look forward to the completion of this project.
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