Empower rural Nigerian children with ICT

by MindAfrica Leadership Initiative Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project will combat the high rate of school-drop out, child labour and youth violence in rural Nigerian communities by providing expanded learning opportunities to school-age children living in poverty and disadvantage. Through informal learning activities, MIND Foundation provides access to ICT education, leadership development and vocational skills training to enable rural children gain knowledge, skills and self-confidence to excel in life.

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Good education is the right of every child. Unfortunately rural Nigerian communities are laden with under-resourced schools that limit the potential of children, making them unable to attain higher education or succeed in the competitive world beyond. These children lack the knowledge, skills and resources available to their counterparts all over the world and as a consequence, develop poor self-esteem and a high level of inadequacy which exposes them to further disadvantage and vulnerability


Operating on a principle that knowledge is the differentiator, MIND programmes help educationally under-served rural students develop knowledge, skills, and character through hands-on education in ICT, leadership and vocational skills training at no expense to their parents. Rural students will have access to computers and other modern learning aids, outstanding volunteer-tutors, mentoring and a balanced curriculum to develop a strong culture of achievement to help them compete globally.

Long-Term Impact

MIND's holistic support will give rural children an enabling environment to develop vital life skills, stay engaged in their education and have the best opportunity to realise their potential. The knowledge and competencies gained from the programme will empower them to make informed decisions about their future and break out of the cycle of poverty. They will be able to mentor their peers and younger children and grow to become agents of change and development in their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

MindAfrica Leadership Initiative

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.mindafrica.org
Project Leader:
Olere Iluebbey
Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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