Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life.
Yet many children in Nigeria do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, Save the Children supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home.
In Nigeria, Save the Children, working with partners, has provided technical support to domesticate the National SBMC (School Based Management Committees) guidelines in 34 states and Federal Capital Territory with significant commitment from the UBEC (Universal Basic Education Commission). Scale up of SBMC has substantially progressed to over 4,000 schools with all the six states at different stages with significant funds leveraged from states and huge community contributions.
As part of Post 2015 education advocacy efforts Save the Children participated in the National Consultation on Post 2015 organized by the Office of MDGs and the United Nations Millennium Campaign in Nigeria; contributed to the development of the AU Education position paper for the Post 2015 Development Agenda, worked closely with the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) and participated actively at the UN Youth Assembly in New York as well as the Malala Day. Save the Children also organized the international commemoration of 16 day activism on violence against women and well as the international day of the girl child in 6 states.