As part of its efforts to support educationally disadvantaged children in Nigeria, the KIEK foundation on Monday, 3rd August 2020 commenced its ‘Education in Covid-19 Project’ which is aimed at impacting 500 orphans and vulnerable children resident in orphanages and IDP camps within and around the FCT-Abuja.
In a press statement by the Executive Director of the foundation, Barr. Mrs. Ebele Iyiegbu, the education sector is one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has compelled several nations of the world to shut down schools in other to flatten the curve and combat the raging spread of the pandemic.
Iyiegbu further noted that unlike children in the private schools who are receiving online classes via several digital platforms, the learning process of disadvantaged children in public schools has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic because their schools have remained shut.
“Many of these disadvantaged children has been completely cut off from all forms of formal education because they do not have access to computers, smart phones or even a transistor radio, and as a result, they’ve begun to roam the streets, while some of them have also been forced into child labour”, she said.
With the aid of experienced volunteers, the orphans and vulnerable children will be taught English language, Mathematics, Arts& crafts, Civic education, Social studies and Personal Hygiene, among others.
Some items which will be donated to aid the learning process of these children during and after the project include, Mathematical sets, transistor radios, textbooks, and tablets, among others.
Duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, the KIEK foundation is an NGO established in 2018 with the aim of improving the lives of the less privileged children in our society through quality education, healthcare, nutrition, child rights protection and advocacy.
Through its several programmes and with the support of its partners, the foundation has impacted over 20,000 disadvantaged children across Nigeria.
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