Kaduna State

in 2016, we launched our pilot educational interventions and projects in Southern Kaduna and since then we have worked with LEA Primary School Samaru II, KYCA Academy Sagwaza, Gora and have established our Outreach School called COEC Model Schools under our School Project. Some of our projects in Southern Kaduna include Rural English Literacy (REL), REL Book Club for P6, the Teachers’ Meet, Teacher Development Forum, Extreme Makeover: School Edition, Teacher Volunteer Network, Community Interschool Competitions and the Fed to Learn School Feeding Program. We launched our Community Innovation Lab in 2020 during the pandemic to cater to the educational needs of children in Takau, Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State. At the Lab, we held literacy, ICT and Entrepreneurship lessons infused with play through our Game Hub and reading through our public library. In response to the closure of schools in 2020 necessitated by the global pandemic, which left children from rural and disadvantaged communities completely shut out from learning unlike their counterparts in the city and those from privileged homes, we launched The School Project and set up COEC Model Schools, an Outreach School located in Tagama, a rural community in Zango Kataf LGA that is currently a crises zone plagued by silent killings from Fulani Herdsmen. The school currently has 56 learners from 43 rural families spread across 12 rural communities with 14 children (made up of orphan girls and children whose parents were killed by Fulani Herdsmen) on full scholarships through our Scholarship Hub. The school also provides a daily meal for the students through our FedToLearn School feeding program aimed at fighting malnutrition, stunted growth and hunger among school children. It operates as a Preschool to Junior Secondary School.