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Dealing with COVID-19’s debilitating impact on the education, several non-governmental organisations, NGOs, involved in dispensing education to rural and economically backward children adopted online teaching methods to ensure continuity in education.


For the not-for-profits involved, the switch resulted in developing innovations in their out-reach formats as well as curriculums to meet the challenges of their far-reaching grassroots movement


It is in this line, that renowned Inclusive advocate, EDWIIN, partnered with Standard Bearers Schools, The Navigators Nigeria, Rice and beans soup kitchen, and EduReform team.,  and announced the launch of i-Africa School, an online training platform created and optimised for smartphones and available for free learning.


The convener of EDWIIN, Uri Ngozichukwuka speaking with newsmen at the official launch on Thursday, May 27, 2021.stated that her NGO volunteered to partner with other inclusive platforms, after seeing the need to “step up” an e-learning initiative to create simplified learning platforms for all children of various classes with the i-Africa School initiative.

As an inclusive advocate, she said displaced or disabled people, all members of the global education system must be taken into account. She reaffirmed her commitment to the right to education for all.


“Poverty must no longer deprive children of education. Gender, geography, disability, ethnicity, language, religion are all factors of exclusion. Yet today, according to the 2021 UNESCO Report Inclusion and Education, less than one in ten countries had laws that help ensure full inclusion in education. This is why we need to take this project seriously” She added


 Modupe Oni, renowned educator and the administrator of Standard Bearers Schools, Lekki, who spearheads the i-Africa initiative also added that i-Africa will offer a global platform that would meet the specific needs of African populations, elementary and basic school.


“We want our children to be able to rely on online training to provide a basic curriculum and we target more students in the rural areas. We also want to make sure that students will also be able to take these classes on a personal basis and obtain an online certificate of participation after the sessions,” she continued.


“It is a big step forward, with the African basic schools, which have the potential to positively impact training and thus employment in our countries.”


 “We are proud to contribute to this project, which tackles the issue of education for all, combining best practices in digital technology and a new learning experience using ICT”, she said.

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