“An Idlehands are the devil’s workshop”
Education is vital to ensuring a better quality of life for all children and a better world for all people, thus the insurgency that hit the northern part of the country for the past 10 years has eat deep in to so many things and Education is not left out. There has being burning of schools in the region as they are against western education. According to Malala Yousafzai “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”
In Nigeria, about 10.5 million children are not in school even though primary education is officially free and compulsory.About 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. Only 61 percent of 6-11year-olds regularly attend primary school and only 35.6 percent of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education. “One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria” (UNICEF). “A child Miseducated is a child Lost”.
In the north of the country, the picture is even bleaker, with a net attendance rate of 53 percent. Getting out-of-school children back into education poses a massive challenge.In north-eastern Nigeria, 2.8 million children are in need of education-in-emergencies support in three conflict-affected States (Borno, Yobe, Adamawa). In these States, at least 802 schools remain closed and 497 classrooms are listed as destroyed, with another 1,392 damaged but repairable. (UNICEF).
The aim of Delight Affection Foundation educational programme is to support the government in achieving SDG 4 by 2030 through support, promote and provide access to good quality education.
Gender, like geography and poverty, is an important factor in the pattern of educational marginalization. States in the north-east and north-west have female primary net attendance rates of 47.7 percent and 47.3 percent, respectively, meaning that more than half of the girls are not in school. The education deprivation in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors, including economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that discourage attendance in formal education, especially for girls.”To educate girls is to reduce poverty,” says Kofi Annan
- To support, promote and provide access to good quality education through provision of educational materials, aids and School Bags.
- Building of movable classrooms and Temporal Learning Space.
- Sensitizing the Parents and communities to have improved knowledge and commitment to contribute to enrolling children at the right age in quality learning in safe and protective school environments.
- Creating an entrepreneur platform for the most vulnerable parents to enable them send their children to school and meet up with the demands.