Project title: North East Nigeria Transition
to Development – Education in Emergency Program
Project Location: Dala Lawanti, Fariya, Fogoli, Gomari, Njimtilo, Pompomari, Maimusari and Mashamari all in Borno state.
Brief description and objectives of the intervention
Education is a necessary tool and plays a vital role in the life of every child. Every child needs education to survive in this competitive world. According to Kofi Annan, “Knowledge is power, Information is liberation and education is the premise of progress in every society…” There is no doubt education is the passport to the future and we all need to embrace, preach and advocate it. CHAD gives high priority to this concern especially in the northeast where the out-of-school children is on the increase bedeviled by the insurgency and lack of necessary awareness.
CHAD is currently implementing Education intervention program as a sub-recipient from International Rescue Committee (IRC) tagged “North East Nigeria Transition to Development – Education in Emergency Program” The 2nd cohort of the program commenced in the month of September, 2019. With CHAD coming on board 3rd November, 2019 to support the program which will run through to 30th May, 2020 in Konduga and Jere Local Government Area of Borno State respectively.
From the design of the program, CHAD is expected to reach a total number of 2,950 out of school children across the project locations as stated above and have them enrolled into Non-formal Learning Centre and to sustain them at the centres through the period of the program as well assist in mainstreaming of these learners to the formal School.
The ongoing response
Currently, 2,950 out of school children have been enrolled into Non-Formal Learning Centres (NFLC) of 50 persons per centre and are receiving non-formal education, meeting at three contact days per week to learn Literacy, Numeracy, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). They are being supported by scholastic materials, snacks at all contact days and other teaching and learning materials at the centre. Learning Facilitators (LF) have been trained and are facilitating learning under the guide and supervision of the Education team of CHAD. Formal school premises are being used as centres for this learning, the schools include; Dala1 Primary school, Fariya Primary school, Fogoli primary school, Pompomari Primary school, Shehu Sanda Karimi 2, Maimusari Primary School, Mashamari primary school, Jajel Primary Jimtilo, and Rihabul Awulat primary school Gomari.
The non-formal learners will be mainstreamed in the month of June and July into formal school to continue their education and will be supported with necessary materials like school bags, writing materials, sandals etc
CHAD is ready and willing to partner with donor and principal recipients of fund to support the vulnerable child to bring, keep and sustain them in schools.