Hafsat Abdullahi is a 17-year old girl with a complicated past. She is enrolled in a learning center for girls in Ningi local government area of Bauchi state. She has been attending classes for five weeks and is now able to recognize and read the alphabets. A new world is opening to her. “I want to be educated but I
Tragic occurrences in Amina Musa’s family interrupted her education. Her mother fell ill and Amina was pulled out of school to take care of her. Amina thought it was only a temporary setback—but it took three years to nurse her mother back to good health. “Within that period, my elder sister got married at age 12 and I stayed at
These days, Aishat Sa’adu is full of giggles. She is enjoying her time at the learning center for adolescent girls in Misau local government area of Bauchi state. She recognizes the letters in the alphabet and can count from 1 to 100. These are major achievements for her. Aishat is a school dropout and at age 16 a divorcee. She
Seventeen-year-old Abdulsalam Adamu kept fleeing from education. His nemesis was peer pressure. When his parents enrolled him into school, he would abandon the classroom and instead enjoy the company of bad friends. They will move from place to place and end up anywhere else other than school. “We spent time playing on the farm, rolling tires on a major highway
By Boco Abdul Bauchi, Nigeria—More than 200 elected officials and community leaders kicked off the distribution of 1 million textbooks developed by the Northern Education Initiative Plus to children in Bauchi state. More than 1,750 primary schools and 400 non-formal learning centers received the books as part of project by the Nigerian government and the U.S. Agency for International Development.