AUN, Street Child set for Second Phase of Education Project
Following the success of the first phase of the Right to Learn Project - a scheme to boost the access of underserved and disadvantaged children to formal learning in the IDP camps and among returnees - AUN and Street Child Nigeria are concluding plans to kick off the second phase.
At the phase 2 start-up meeting held at the Atiku Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Development on November 6, Grant Administrator, Audu Liman, emphasized that the project is targeting vulnerable out-of-school children and those who need to catch up in the formal system.
‘Right to Learn’ is being sponsored with a grant from Education Cannot Wait - a new global fund to transform the delivery of education in emergencies - with implementation in nine local governments across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, the three Northeastern states severely affected by the insurgency.
The Atiku Center is one of the five local partners for the project targeting 7,500 beneficiaries aged 6 -16 years over six months.
Education Project Manager for Phase 1, Ms. Elizabeth Raymond, said “Teaching at the Right Level” (TaRL), a pedagogical approach developed by the Indian NGO Pratham, is being adopted for the project.
The role of the Atiku Center includes the maintenance of existing Temporary Learning Structures (TLS), mentoring of volunteer-teachers, enrollment of out-of-school children in TLS, distribution of teaching and learning materials, mainstreaming of TLS pupils into the formal system, as well as training of formal school teachers on remedial and catch-up class techniques.
The children were mainstreamed into a formal school and provided with learning kits in addition to supporting their families with means of livelihoods.
Achievements of phase 1 include the training of 20 community volunteers, building 20 temporary learning structures and renovation of 28 classrooms.
Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa and Asia.
For more information about Street Child, visit www.street-child.co.uk/nigeria