Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in Africa. More than 70% of these children are in the rural areas where the primary and secondary schools are dilapidated conditions due to several years of neglect and abandonment. Our project is aimed at identifying and renovating or building at least 200 schools in rural villages with high population density of children and agrarian activities.
There is over 20million of out-of-school children in Nigeria, the largest in Africa. This has been attributed largely to the neglect and abandonment of government-owned schools in rural villages. Most of the parents are smallholder farmers who do not have the financial resources to either build, renovate or equip these schools as well as pay school fees and provide teaching and learning materials for their children.
This provide is aimed at either identifying, renovating and equipping dilapidated schools or building and equipping new schools in the rural villages; assisting in improving the welfare of teachers in these schools; and providing school fees, uniforms and learning materials. These will help to ensure these children attend to school and study effectively in a decent and conducive school environment.
The population of out-of-school children in Nigeria will be reduced by at least 5-10%. There will be more educated and enlightened citizen who can know and defend their rights and can work towards contributing in the socioeconomic development of the country.