This project will take place in Farawa Community, Kano State, which has a very high rate of out of school children. A lot of these children are out of school due to being orphaned, extreme poverty, traditional beliefs and poor state of infrastructure of the schools within the community. This project seeks to empower 105 out of school children a with uniforms, sandals, and school fees so they can get back to schooling. The school will also be equipped with effective learning aids such chalk, etc.
A 2013 UNICEF article revealed that 1 out of every 5 of the world's out of school children are from Nigeria. Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory in Nigeria, only 36% of children aged 3-9 years receive education. The vast majority of these children have been identified as being resident in northern Nigeria. Reasons for the high rate of out-of-school children in this region include the attack of educational centres by boko haram terrorists and traditional taboos.
In line with the SDG goal 4, this projects seeks to reduce the rate of out of school children by providing a more conducive learning environment and embarking on an aggressive community education and enlightenment on child enrolment in school and its benefits. The project will significantly reduce the high number of child beggars and hoodlums in the community, many of school age, who roam about the streets aimlessly and get involved in various social vices.
The proposed project, if executed, will effectively reduce the number of out of school children as it will make the school environment more conducive, make the pupils appear cleaner, boost the morale of teachers, while also reducing the economic burden posed on the pupils. It will equally bring about mental empowerment, while the community is equally safe from social vices. All these will thereby greatly reduce the harmful impact of the problems.