Education enables upward socio-economic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.”
A UNICEF report on education in Nigeria reports that:
“One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. 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% of 6-11 year-olds regularly attend primary school and only 35.6% of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education.
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.
To further our cause towards the advancement of education (SDG4), AZONETA has a scholarship fund geared towards students attending non-private institutions across all school levels from rural communities and displaying exceptional academic qualifications.
AZONETA donate books to schools and orphanages that operate in rural communities to improve literacy skills for children as part of our continuous support to the advancement of education (SDG4).
As part of AZONETA’s commitment towards the advancement of education (SDG4) and gender equality (SDG5), we will be running several programs that support female empowerment. This includes basic and specialized skills training programs that will support individuals (with a focus on women) across Nigeria who are unemployed or living in poverty.
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