USAID, Sokoto Govt Launch Project To Train 2.1m Primary, Out Of School Children
To be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the policy will reach 1.6million primary school children in grades One to Three, along with 500,000 out of school children and youths attending 11,000 non-formal learning centres.
Speaking at the launching of the project in Sokoto Tuesday, USAID’s Mission Director for Nigeria, Mr. Michael Harvey, said the initiative will use the ‘whole child, whole teacher, whole school and whole system approach which addresses critical supply and demand factors that affect learning, teaching, management, parental participation and responsiveness to parental needs.’
He said in practical terms, the initiative will improve reading skills for more two million school-aged children and youth. “It will also train and equip 45,000 teachers and learning facilitators who can reach children in schools and non-formal learning centres,” he added.