Education
 Nigeria
Project #13092

Creative Minds International Academy

by New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation
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Staff and students of Creative Minds International Academy have been selected to participate in a 2-day Capacity building program for CSOs on the Plateau. The training will hold on January 17-18, 2016, at the TREASURES INN & SUITES, Opposite Airforce Base, Rayfield Road, Jos, Nigeria. Twenty Five (25) Representatives of CSOs, NGOs and FBOs working in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau State will participate in this training.

This training is part of the NEEDCSI’s Strengthening Citizens Against Radicalization Through Leadership and Re-integration Training in Northern Nigeria- (Project SCARLIT). The overall Goal of this project is to prevent the radicalization of youth by strengthening the capacity of local citizens and community organizations through base-level psycho-social training and tools that foster peace and dialogue engagement to support successful rehabilitation and reintegration. Specifically, the project has as a core component to provide capacity-building support that both strengthens the efforts of local CSOs in providing rehabilitation and reintegration support to IDPs, as well as supporting CSOs in their preventing violent extremism (PVE) efforts as well. 

Typically during conflicts the response from security and humanitarian entities is either emergency assistance which is immediate, or development aid which takes a significantly longer time to realize. Too often services that are needed that lie in between the two response options do not exist. Programming bridges are needed to sustain and promote the empowerment of the individual and community as they move from emergency crisis to long-term sustainability. This is the space that Project SCARLIT fills. This training designed for local CSO staff, inclusive of community-based organizations (CBOs) and local faith-based organizations (FBOs) builds the capacity in the space between emergency and development. 

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, in partnership with Exclusive AfricanMovies and Creative Minds International Academy, hosted an event to celebrate Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary. The event, which was held on October 1, 2016 at the premises of Creative Minds International Academy, was preceded by a rally on Friday the 30th of September 2016 at about 12 noon where the organizers went around the city of Jos to create awareness and invite other members of the community.

The event was tagged “Nigeria My Pride”.  Several upcoming artists and musicians were also part of the event. A lot of parents also graced the occasion. Side attractions included dances, Poem recitations, Song Presentations, face paintings and lots more.

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI), in partnership with the Center for Innovations and Development Initiative (CIDI),  and Creative Minds International Academy is pleased to announce the convening of the 2nd National Summit on Education for Peace and Development in Nigeria. The Theme of the 2nd National Summit on Education for Peace and Development is: Transcending Conflicts and Overcoming Boundaries of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ through Education. The Summit will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The 1st National Summit on Education for Peace and Development was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Banquet Hall of the Hill Station Hotel, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, under the Theme: Rethinking Education as a Tool for Peace and Development, in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation-Nigeria (UPF-Nigeria) and was sponsored by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON-Jos), United Religions Initiative -URI West Africa Regional Office, Creative Minds Development Foundation, Project Happiness, Mindfulness Without Borders and the Bege Foundation.

 

Education is a fundamental right that should be maintained at all times, even in the most difficult circumstances. This is not simply an ideological statement. Education is an essential tool for human development and eradication of poverty. Where the opportunity of education has been lost due to conflict, it is not just a loss to the individual, but a loss of social capital and the capacity of a society to recover from the conflict. Education can be part of the problem as well as part of the solution. Policies and practice at all levels within the education system need to be analysed in terms of their potential to aggravate or ameliorate conflict- (Smith and Vaux, 2003).

During the 2nd National Summit on Education for Peace and Development, we shall again present the Award of Champions of Education for Peace and Development to individuals and Organizations who are rolling up their sleeves and supporting, facilitating and promoting Educational development, peace and social justice in Nigeria. The Award recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary work of organizations and individuals who are rolling up their sleeves and making outstanding contributions to the development of Education in Nigeria. These outstanding contributions include, but not limited to building of new schools/classrooms in different parts of the country, provision of modern educational tools, equipments and instructional materials that facilitate students learning in a conducive environment, scholarship programs that support academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students, training of teachers and educators, peace education, social justice, etc. Through these ways, these Organizations and Individuals have become Champions and Models for peace and development efforts across Nigeria. Through their work, they are sending an important positive message to the world about the importance of education for building peaceful and sustainable societies.

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, students and staff of Creative Minds International Academy, with support from Youth Groups of Global Network for Rights and Development (YGGNRD-Nigeria), conducted a SPORTS/WALK FOR PEACE Event. 256 students walked through the streets of Jos, singing peace songs and dancing and distributing flyers and handbills as they went. The Walk started from the School temporary site in Dadin Kowa and terminated at the Permanent Site at Rantya, with sporting activities, including football and volley ball.

The students distributed handbills,posters and flyers as they walked and danced along the streets ofJos. The students were joined by excited parents and members of the public who came out to offer them support and encouragement.

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, students and staff of Creative Minds International Academy, with support from Youth Groups of Global Network for Rights and Development (YGGNRD-Nigeria), conducted a SPORTS/WALK FOR PEACE Event.

Two Hundred and Fifty Six (256) students walked through the streets of Jos, singing peace songs and dancing and distributing flyers and handbills as they went. The Walk started from the School temporary site in Dadin Kowa and terminated at the Permanent Site at Rantya, with sporting activities, including football and volley ball.

Founded in September 2007, Creative Minds International Academy is a Jos, Nigeria-based model coeducational school empowering students with tools for critical thinking to investigate information and inter-connectedness of all life, and then make wise decisions for sustainable relationships with each other and with Earth herself.

Constantly importing tools from international educators and innovators, we are exercising great courage to add leading-edge ways to learn and to dignify each other —girls and boys — building true school community in a safe, spiritual atmosphere. Our contemporary curriculum highlights personal creativity and discovery of one’s own talents and abilities. Idealism and high principles are what work in real life, so self-discipline on such daily decisions are building a new breed of participatory young citizens at our school.

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New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation

Location: Jos, Plateau State - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.needcsi.org
Project Leader:
Dr. Ivorgba Emmanuel Ande
Jos, Plateau State Nigeria
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