Problem: As a result of ongoing Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria, approximately 4.7 million children of primary school age in Nigeria have been without formal education since the insurgency began. Their communities have been displaced and the camps where they are settled have little to no supplemental education materials available.
We are raising funds to pay for hundreds of School-In-A-Bag kits and 2 Learning Tents to be delivered through our Nigeria partner, Adopt-a-Camp in one community:
- Each school bag is loaded with age-appropriate textbooks, workbooks, exercise books, drawing books, pencil cases (with content), storybook, etc.
- The Learning Tents Project is aimed at providing makeshift conducive learning spaces in IDP camps and communities where there are no schools. Each Learning Tent accommodates 45 pupils and is furnished with desk/benches, smooth concrete floor, blackboard, teaching aids (Impact Box), educational recreational materials, etc.
According to the United Nations:
- Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 per cent but 57 million children remain out of school
- More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa
- An estimated 50 per cent of 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 per cent of them are women
Providing these school kits and learning tents is part of Act4Accountability's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure access to inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.