Execution Date: October 2017
Project Read was a literacy development project in Nigeria aimed at donating books to public secondary schools and sensitizing the students on the importance and benefits of reading. The execution of Project Read was necessary because statistics showed that 87% of students in Africa do not reach the minimum proficiency level in reading. This situation means that more than one in four young children in Africa cannot read or write proficiently (GEM Report, UNESCO, 2017). Hence, Project Read was executed in order contribute towards shrinking this gap. The project utilized ad hoc volunteers for the entire execution of the project.
Project Outcomes and Impact
For more details on the activities of the 2017 edition of Project Read, click on the link below to access the photo story created to properly capture the project activities:
Facts for Acts Advocacy Project
The Facts for Acts Advocacy Project was a one-month online advocacy campaign aimed at calling all peoples of the world to see beyond the numbers presented on underdevelopment to the people these numbers actually represent. People in dire need of education, healthcare etc. The project utilized various hashtags such as #everyfactshouldspuranact #factsforacts. Some facts presented for acts during the project includes, the rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria, the rate of girl children out-of-school, the education rate of girls in Northern Nigeria amongst other facts presented.
To kick-off, funding will be achieved through voluntary contributions from individuals until we are able to build a portfolio that can be used to access grants and donor funding.
We improve the quality of education in primary and secondary schools by improving learning spaces and the quality of what is learnt.