Anti-Violence Campaign(AVC)- Safe School Initiative: This project will involve a combination of strategies that will seek to work with secondary school students in public secondary schools and particularly senior students with the aim of disrupting the ingrained system of bullying and changing the narrative about bullying as “part of school life” among the students. Another initiative under the anti-violence campaign is the Effective Discipline Initiative which seeks to reduce the incidence of child violence that occurs through school discipline and the use of corporal punishment by teachers.
Education4Purpose Guidance and Counselling Days: This project will involve providing guidance and counselling to students that are about to make decisions about their education paths with a focus on students who are about to move on to senior secondary classes where they have to make the choice of enrolling in either science, arts or technology classes. Senior secondary school students who are about to write their WAEC examinations and make the decision about what course to study in the university or other higher institutions, will also receive guidance under this project.
Student Unions: This project will facilitate the establishment of a student-led club that will be managed by students and for students. The main aim of the club is to provide an avenue where the students can discuss issues that affect their schooling and share this information/ complaints they might have with their school authorities. The rationale behind this project is to give a voice to children and students and present them with an opportunity where their voices and opinions are heard allowing them to become major stakeholders in decisions that affect their own lives as students. Other activities in this club will involve discussions on issues such as gender-based violence, peer pressure and other issues raised by the students.
Out of School Programs(OSPs)
Street School Nigeria Initiative: The purpose of this project is to Identify out of school street children, beggars and hawkers and conduct mobile literacy classes. The project will begin with weekly classes on Saturdays and will progress to more classes as funds increase. Because unfortunately, many street beggars and hawkers provide income for their families, it might be difficult to try to convince the parents of such children to allow the children to attend the literacy classes instead of hawking or begging. To address this issue, mothers and guardians of these children will receive life skills classes where they can learn a skill to be able to earn income themselves so that they can allow their children go to school once they are integrated into schools. Once we are able to partner with the government on this project, parents will be given cash stipends as incentives to allow their children attend the classes and stop hawking or begging.
Integration Model: This phase of the project is concerned with integrating the children who have benefitted from the street school classes over a period of time into partner primary and secondary schools.
Education4Purpose Partnerships and Annual Conference: One of the main problems in the Nigerian education system is lack of data. This project has an ambitious objective of providing a digital database of information on all education NGOS and organisations in Nigeria under the Data4Education initiative with the aim of enhancing/fostering collaborations and partnerships. An annual conference for education NGOs and organisations in partnership with officials from the education sector will also be organised to discuss best practices and the way forward for Nigeria’s educational sector.