With the implementation of the compulsory, free Universal Basic Education (UBE) Act which was passed into law in 2004, Nigeria has witnessed an increase in the enrollment of children into primary school. Despite this increased enrollment rates however, net attendance is only about 70% with Nigeria still having about 10.5 million out-of-school children – sadly, the world’s highest number as at 2015 (UNESCO EFA report).
Even though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights makes it nclear that every child has the right to a free basic education, so that poverty & lack of money should not be a barrier to schooling, there are still a lot of factors hindering the education of these children. One of which is the fact that many families are struggling and while education is theoretically free, in practice ‘informal fees’ see parents forced to pay for ‘compulsory basic school supplies & items’ like school developmental/support levies, uniforms, books, pen etc. which the children need to be effective.
Meadow Hall Foundation is embarking on the ‘Back to School Drive’ drive, in September 2018. This initiative is aimed at getting one thousand underprivileged primary school children in rural communities ready for the new school session with bags, books, stationary etc. With just N3,500 an underprivileged child will be ready for school!
Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF) is invested in improving the quality of education of the underprivileged Nigerian child by raising the teaching standards of the nation through sustainable initiatives and projects.
Kindly make donations to: Meadow Hall Charity Foundation, Access Bank 0695140643