Boco Abdul

22
Jan

NEI Plus Staff share memorable experiences on the first team building event

USAID’s Northern Education Initiative (NEI) Plus project recently organized a 3-day team building event for all its 109 staff members in Abuja, Sokoto and Bauchi states. This team bonding event aimed at fostering better relationship among members of staff in order to achieve the goal of improving the reading skills of one million Nigerian children by 2020. Some of the

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22
Jan

NEI Plus retreat fosters unity amongst staff

The management of Northern Education Initiative Plus with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the first time, brought together all 109 staff members of the project to attend a three-day team building retreat at the Whispering Palms, Badagry, Lagos State. The retreat which held from January 8-11, 2019 was an opportunity for all staff members

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13
Dec

Sokoto flags off state funded distribution of USAID reading materials to pupils

In meeting the commitment to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support basic education, the Government of Sokoto state launched the distribution of early grade reading materials worth $270,000 to schools across 10 local government areas in Sokoto state. The Executive Governor of Sokoto state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal flagged off distribution

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6
Dec

Celebrating 16 Days of Activism

In Abuja, during a two-day technical review meeting from December 3-4, 2018, staff of the USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus joined in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world. They marked the occasion with a touch of orange and watched a movie enlightening everyone about the effects

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22
Nov

NEI Plus Local Government Coordinators develop action plan for PY4

A three-day training for the Initiative’s Access and Reading Coordinators on program management held in Kano from November 13-15, 2018. The training deepened the understanding of the 20 local government coordinators on their roles and responsibilities towards sustaining the Initiative’s activities at local government and community levels in Year 4. It was also an opportunity for project management led by

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15
Nov

Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference highlights USAID-funded Northern Education Initiative Plus

ABUJA – Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference brought together experts, advocates, international partners and policy implementers to discuss emerging issues affecting the quality of basic education in the country. The conference – themed “Education for Self-Reliance” – included a panel highlighting work from the Northern Education Initiative Plus project, funded by U.S Agency for International Development and implemented by Creative Associates International and

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25
Oct

A Collective Voice 2

Communities can make a difference. There is power in the collective. As communities see the impact of education on the children through the NEI Plus, they willingly donate their meager resources to create positive change.

25
Oct

A Collective Voice 1

Communities can make a difference. There is power in the collective. As communities see the impact of education on the children through the NEI Plus, they willingly donate their meager resources to create positive change.

25
Oct

Safety in Inclusivity

What can be done to promote safe learning environments in schools? Communities are taking action to improve school hygiene. In this film, we meet Izzatu, a young girl who misses classes often because she does not like the school’s toilet.

25
Oct

Education is an Investment

This film shows the value of education to not just the child but the whole family. It illustrates how simple literacy and numeracy skills are used in everyday life to the benefit of the home.