Education is a right, like the right to have proper food or a roof over your head. Article 26 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to education”. Education is not only a right but a passport to human development. It opens doors and expands opportunities and freedoms. It contributes to fostering peace, democracy and economic growth as well as improving health and reducing poverty.
In Nigeria, millions of children do not go to school. There are no schools in their villages, there are not enough trained teachers available and parents have no money to pay for school fees, uniforms and materials.
The challenges of underfunding, poor infrastructures, inadequate classrooms and teaching aids, and paucity of teachers/poor learning environment underscored ECEWS’ entry and programs in the education sub-sector
ECEWS education programmes focused on complementing the efforts of government and other partners in salvaging the educational challenges especially as they affected access for those in vulnerable settings and targeted capacity building, indiscipline and infrastructures.
We work with individuals, families, teachers, communities, governments, local partners and advocacy groups to provide access to education for people in most vulnerable settings through educational scholarships, training of teachers, donation of text books, donation of computers to schools, uniforms, and writing materials, as well as monitoring.
Our Commitment in Action
- ECEWS against examination malpractice
- Schools’ computer project
- Essay competitions
- Capacity building of teachers/school administrators
- School uniform/writing material project