The number of children out of school has been rising in Nigeria. In 2007, 1 million more children were out of school compared to 1999. Most of them are girls, demonstrating a considerable gender gap in the access to edcuation. Although poverty is on the decline, the progress towards eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is slow. And according to UNICEF, the country’s education system has long been neglected, in part because of decaying institutional infrastructure. Thus, e-learning can offer unique possibilities for positive change. Our local partner in Nigeria is NEAI (Net Educational Advancement Initiative), established in 2010 and registered as an NGO in Nigeria. The aim of the organization is to enhance the educational well-being of the less privileged in rural communities, in order to help achieve the Millennium Development Goal of education for all.
NEAI works in cooperation with Education Finder to improve the quality of education in rural areas through e-learning, and to build the capacity of teachers through online teacher training. Part of their main activities also include vocational training programmes and training of health workers, as well as empowering women and young people through microfinance. Recent projects include an online course on social media directed towards Nigerian youth and offered in partnership with MKFC Stockholm College. Sharing Awareness is proud to support the continuos efforts of enhancing the quality of education and the participation of youth in Nigeria, at a grassroots level. Website link: http://nigeria.mkfc.se/