Community Outreach for Educational Change

Community Outreach for Educational Change - COEC is an educational Non-Governmental Organization established in 2016 with the sole aim of responding to educational ills and gaps in the Nigerian education sector. It is solely aimed at influencing educational processes for improved and better educational outcomes especially for children in rural/low income homes who cannot afford private schools and are at the mercy of what the public sector offers. We at COEC are examples that it is possible to go through the Nigerian education system and attain excellence. We exist to create conducive environments for true education to occur. We believe that each child deserves access to quality education irrespective of social class and location. We believe that with the right push and consistence, public education in Nigeria will offer qualitative educational services one school at a time.

History

The organization has since its inception been involved in educational interventions in schools located in rural areas and for learners from low income homes. It has sought to improve on the quality of education available in such communities while also equipping learners and teachers with the basic English literacy skills necessary for meaningful learning to occur. This is with the firm resolve to influence classroom practices and educational outcomes for a more robust and efficient educational experience in the public sector. As a result of the ever increasing educational pitfalls in the country and especially in the public education sector, Community Outreach for Educational Change was conceived by a concerned young Nigerian trained teacher who is passionate about the Nigerian child and the poor quality of education in the country. Thus, the firm belief that all Nigerian children deserve quality education irrespective of social class, religious/political/ethnic affiliations and geographic location brought about the birth of COEC. COEC is a way of ensuring that communities especially rural/sub urban ones are reached with a better way of doing education and accomplishing desired educational outcomes. A child that finishes from a public primary school should be able to stand and excel side by side with another child that finishes from a private school. COEC is a way of ensuring that learners in the school system are helped to know or see that education is expected to present them with various options for a successful life in and outside their immediate environment.

Mission Statement

Influencing learning outcomes through educational interventions for quality education in (rural) communities, one school at a time.

Vision Statement

To reach all (Nigerian) children with quality education irrespective of their social class and location.

Objectives

  • To reach all children with quality education and present them with the options and endless possibilities that true education offers in and outside their immediate realities
  • To empower teachers with more efficient ways of doing education in schools for better learning outcomes
  • To motivate communities to become better and more active participants in the education of their children through meaningful and purposeful collaborations in influencing the educational process
  • To ensure that education and all its participants are given the necessary attention needed to change current educational outcomes
  • To broaden the mind of teachers and learners alike to the liberating yet equipping power found through exploring books

Beneficiaries

Teachers and pupils from primary schools are our primary target. We also have programs/packages designed to help secondary school students and parents. COEC has a special awareness campaign launched to ensure that communities and especially parents join with the right attitude in the educational process of their children. At the primary school level, our target schools are those owned by the government as research has shown that most of the schools fall far behind in providing quality education aimed at giving pupils an edge when it comes to meaningful learning and fitting into higher educational levels.