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Out-of-School Children in Nigeria

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

According to United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as of October 2022, Nigeria has about 20 million out of school children. The highest of any nation in the world, especially in Northern Nigeria. Our goal is to help reverse this number by getting the most marginalized children into private schools where they can acquire quality education

Factors Leading to Out-of-School Children

Some of the major causes of this problem in Northern Nigeria include but not limited to political insecurity, banditry, early marriage, gender stereotype, lack of parental concern about educating girls, and little to no access to free quality education. Each family has different circumstances that affect them and why their children are not in school. At HKAF we aspire to meet each students and families individual needs to reduce the number of children who are out of school. By donating today, you can change a child's life forever. Your donation will be used to send a vulnerable child who is currently out of school or has never been to school to a private school where he/she can acquire quality education.

Building Stronger Communities

Not only are we trying to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Northern Nigeria but we are trying to support the students already in school. According to World Food Program (WFP), “8.4 Million people are food insecure in northeast Nigeria and 70% of people Nationwide live below the poverty line”. Without further analyses, it is very clear that a great deal of this number include vulnerable children that we are trying to support. We know that students who are hungry have a lack of concentration/focus and feel tired or sick at school. We understand that we cannot expect a child to acquire quality education and relevant skills with an empty stomach. At our Skill Centre we'll provide food to children that are joining our technical training program. This is an adaptation of the program we have been doing in collaboration with some friends, at the Internally Displace People (IDP) camps in Abuja. This was made possible because of our wonderful volunteers and donors.

Donations and grants supports our vision of creating a sustainable world where every child has access to quality and affordable education and their basic needs being met to fully access learning.

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