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Nigeria Education Crisis Response

FSU is serving as a sub-contractor to Creative Associates International Inc. on the Education Crisis Response project in Nigeria.  The Nigeria Education Crisis Response aims to expand access to quality, protective and relevant NFE and alternative education opportunities for Internally Displaced Persons and out-of-(formal)-school children, aged 6-17, in the three target states of Adamawa, Bauchi, and Gombe.

This three-year project includes four intermediate results:

  • Increased availability of quality, protective and relevant NFE and alternative education opportunities by establishing NFLCs to provide instruction on the core academic curriculum, life skills, and student support services.
  • Increased quality and relevant instruction and teaching-learning materials for literacy, numeracy, life skills, and wraparound services in NFE and alternative education options by recruiting, training, and coaching NFLC LFs to provide quality instruction, and ensuring the availability of relevant teaching-learning materials.
  • Increased community engagement and support of schooling in targeted NFE and alternative education learning center communities so that communities are aware of these new educational opportunities (NFLCs), understand and value the educational services they provide, and support their children’s enrollment and schooling.
  • Increased state and local government and civil society support for NFE and alternative education options, to encourage collaboration and government funding and policy support, in order to sustain and expand the NFLCs.

In year 1 of the project, FSU has: reviewed with partners and counterparts the existing teacher training guides on literacy, numeracy, life skills, and psychosocial development, provided by the Nigeria Northern Education Initiative (NEI) project, in a workshop format in Nigeria in May of 2015; reviewed with partners and counterparts the existing learners’ materials, provided by the local governments in each state in a workshop format in Nigeria in May of 2015; revised the existing teacher training guides on literacy, numeracy, life skills, and psychosocial development, provided by the Nigeria Northern Education Initiative (NEI) project and the existing learners’ materials, provided by the local governments in each state and led the in-country training workshop for Master Trainers, utilizing the revised training guides.

Principal Investigator

Helen N. Boyle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International and Comparative Education

Funding

Creative Associates International, Inc./USAID

$50,000 (project year 1, May 2015 – March 2016)