The educational climate in the communities we reach out to is in the demographic described by UIS Data and the United Nations. “About 262 million children and youth are out of school, according to UIS data for the school year ending in 2017. The total includes 64 million children of primary school age, 61 million of lower secondary school age and 138 million of upper secondary age.” UIS Data
Again, according to the 4th Sustainable Development Goal, enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent but still, 57 million primary-aged children remain out of school with more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In developing countries, one in four girls is not in school and about half of all out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 percent of them are women. Globally, 6 out of 10 children and adolescents are not achieving a minimum level of proficiency in reading and math. UN Child Development Index Shows that Nigeria is one of the worst countries when it comes to children. They determined this by how much access children have to education and other determinants.
It is also interesting to know that our position in this survey has been getting worse, not better. There are over Ninety Thousand (90, 000) public and private primary schools spread across Nigeria. Among these, possibly few hundred will pass their common entrance examinations into secondary school. And even when they manage to, only another few hundred will excel in their educational journey. The major problem is that the educational foundation is faulty. Education in the public sector and especially in rural and disadvantaged communities has had its own share of failures and interventions but still struggles greatly with issues of English Language literacy, infrastructure, funding, quality teachers and 21st century best practices. Hence there is a huge gap between the educational outcomes in urban and rural schools.
These communities are typically rural and underserved with little or no access to quality basic amenities especially education. This project is geared towards being the solution to this educational menace for children in rural and disadvantaged areas and to accomplish the global education goal for 2030.