One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria, most of them are girls — UNICEF. In 2018, Nigeria became a country with the poorest people in the world- overtaking India. Although poverty is a condition that does not discriminate, it has greater consequences for girls whose value may be rated differently to that of male siblings making them miss out on “the school experience”.
Educating girls promotes gender equality and empowers them to participate in decision-making affecting their families and the development of their communities. It also helps them to increase their self-confidence, so they won’t feel lesser than the boys.
The Edu Project seeks to increase access to education for girls — thereby strengthening the provision of quality and gender-responsive education. This platform leverages technology (web and mobile application) and community networks to advance the education of girls in Nigeria.
To empower young girls to reach their full potential by providing quality education in underserved communities.
- To reach and support 2,000 girls with education materials in underserved communities for the next two years.
- To create a portal that will enable donation for girl’s education.
- To increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of girl’s education through our social media platforms.