Get every African Nigerian Child Educated

$50,000 goal

Campaign created 3 months ago
Created February 18, 2019
In Nigeria, Children who do attend school have learning outcomes that are among the worst in the world (Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS), 2015).

The highest number of out-of-school children in the world are from Nigeria (UNICEF, 2012).

40% (4.7 million) of elementary/primary school age children in Nigeria do not attend any form of school. The lowest attendance rate is in the Northern region; where the gender gap is skewed against girls. For every one girl, two to three school age boys are enrolled in school. Early marriage for girls, cultural bias against formal schools for girls, and child labor, are some barriers to enrollment. 14 million children under the age of 14 are still in child labor.

For those students that enroll, 30% drop out, only 54% enroll in middle/junior school, and less than 33% enroll in high/senior secondary school.

Poor learning environment such as lack of electricity, water, classrooms, and low ratio of schools and qualified teachers to eligible children also contribute to low education indicators. In rural areas there is only one toilet for 600 students (UNICEF).

In 2010, 80% of high school students failed the SSCE (exit exam) due to not passing English, Mathematics, and three other subjects. Science and Technology are also critical shortage areas (U.S Embassy in Nigeria).

BLASS hopes to build a Hybrid STEM-based model of a modern 9-12 (high school/secondary school) educational system that promotes access to education without transportation and affordability barriers, while ensuring educational degrees and workforce attainment through collaborations with higher education institutions in The United States of America.

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$50,000 goal

Campaign created 3 months ago
Created February 18, 2019
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