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.