When public primary schools in some parts of Northern Nigeria resumed last September, a non-profit, Goal Aimers Initiative (GAI) distributed learning materials to them.
GAI did this under its project named “Groom2Rule”.
This is targeted at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 4, in eradicating poverty and promoting quality education respectively.
The group’s Chief Executive Volunteer, Rahmat Kaboji told EduCeleb.com that the help of volunteers in Kwara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Taraba, Kebbi States and the Federal Capital Territory made this possible.
According to her, among such materials distributed across the schools were textbooks, notebooks and writing materials for the pupils.
The beneficiaries were in some of the yet to be reached public schools by government and some orphanage homes with such materials.
The group drew the attention of government to the inconducive learning environment where pupils are as well as the insufficiency of teachers in such schools.
It also noted the large pupil to teacher ratio in the schools and the lack of teachers in some cases to lead the pupils through learning.
It also observed that instructional materials were not readily available. Pupils would also resort to open defecation with the unavailability of toilet facilities and wanted government to act on these.