WholeLife Initiative for Development in Africa (WID-Africa), a youth-led Non-Governmental Organization aimed at promoting Quality Education in Nigeria, has made a giant move by opening a library for displaced children in Abuja.
This library is located at Camp David, the permanent resident of the ‘School without Walls’ (An initiative by Life Builders Initiative involved with providing free formal education for displaced/disadvantaged children in Abuja).
Aside from opening a library for underprivileged children, WID-Africa has undertaken various projects geared toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and other Development Goals. These projects are:
The Empowerment Through Education Project
This project involves revamping libraries in schools and communities in the rural and suburban parts of FCT-Abuja. Soonest, this project will be extended to other parts of Nigeria.
This project which has been designed to run for 5 (five) years, is a response to the high level of illiteracy in these areas and also the lack of access to quality educational materials by disadvantaged/displaced children.
So far, this project has benefitted two schools in two communities serving over 3000 (three thousand) children from about 500 families. A donation of 1,315 (one thousand, three hundred and fifteen) books have also been made to these libraries.
“I am impressed at this initiative. It has renewed the old-time educational institution we are used to. Children can now have time to come to the library and read a book a day. This will help children understand how important reading is” – Mrs Amarachi Nwanguma (Presenter, Voice of Nigeria)
“I am so excited and grateful to WholeLife Initiative for Development in Africa for furnishing/revamping my school library. WID-AFRICA has publicised my school. Many thanks” – Mr Peter Olatunbosun (Principal, Calvary Love Academy).
World Savings Day:
A day set aside in the month of October to organise an interactive education/sensitization session for children and youths on financial planning, investment and the importance of imbibing the savings culture from childhood.
The WID-Africa Money Club:
WID-Africa is involved in creating money clubs in secondary schools basically to enlighten students on financial literacy through fun games like monopoly and puzzles. The club also equips students with soft skills such as communication, teamwork, organisational skills etc.
Sexual Abuse Enlightenment:
WID-Africa also creates awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights to primary and secondary school children. This is aimed at confronting societal stereotypes and discrimination on matters like early puberty, menstruation as well as speaking out against sexual abuse.
Vocational Skills Training:
By 2019, WID-Africa tends to organise a vocational skills training session to equip youths resident in the suburban areas of FCT-Abuja. The aim of this project is to reduce unemployment by equipping the youths with skills that will make them financially independent thereby contributing to economic growth and development.
Aside from contributing immeasurably to SDG4 – Quality Education, Develop Naija commends WID-Africa for their contribution to SDG1 – No Poverty; SDG2 – Good Health and Well-being; SDG5 – Gender Equality; SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; and SDG17 – Partnership for the Goals.
For partnership and collaboration, kindly reach out to WID-Africa via the following:
Mobile Numbers: +2348140859269; +2347064590536
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