Kardinia Hope School is a Nursery school project for economically disadvantaged children living in poor rural communities in Nigeria The foundational years are the most important years of a child. In Nigeria, government's funded education starts from primary school and only children from rich and middle-class homes can afford private nursery schools. Our mission is to develop a free nursery school model and to Advocate for Public Nursery Education in Nigeria
In Nigeria, nursery schools are predominantly operated by private & profit-oriented investors. The profit-oriented system simply denies Children from poor backgrounds the opportunity to access these schools. These have led to a growing number of out of school children, which promotes a culture of truancy in later primary school years due to their inability to fit into a system that is skewed to their disadvantage.
This project showcases the possibilities of networking with local communities to build and operate free local nursery schools as centres for children to access free education and a chance at enhancing their nutrition and food intake.
The Project will provide free early education for children in a rural community. it will also serve as a research facility and advocacy centre for the Rights of Children to Education.