Concept Note

To foster child development and early youth education, through the infusion of modern techniques into cultural themes, goals and objectives. To collaborate with local cultures which are usually resistant to formal education, by accepting to develop their cultural skills, this way, we can enhance a gradual strategic believe in formal education for children and youths.

Problem Definition

Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school. Nigeria’s population growth has put pressure on the country’s resources, public services and infrastructure. With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the 171 million populations, the burden on education has become overwhelming.

Primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, but net attendance is about 70 per cent, but Nigeria still has 10.5 million out-of-school children - the world’s highest number. Sixty per cent of those children are in northern Nigeria. This has resulted in cases of child abuse, conversion of children to child soldiers for insurgency and lack of self-dignity in children as shown by the massive number of child beggars on the streets, all over the country.

Without urgent action, the situation will likely get worse as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population. “How can we ensure all children in Nigeria, regardless of geographical location or socio-economic backgrounds, are exposed to developmental triggers that stimulate their passion and make them live to their fullest potential?”

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