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Dealing with the debilitating impact of insecurity and retrogressing economy, on the education system, several non-governmental organisations, NGOs, involved in dispensing education to rural and economically backward children recently 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, Lagos based international early learning institution, Standard Bearer School, partnered with renowned Inclusive advocate, EDWIIN, , 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.


Modupe Oni, renowned educator and the administrator of Standard Bearers Schools, Lekki, who spearheads the i-Africa initiative also added that the prohramme 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.


Aside from providing a wholesome learning environment that caters to the whole child and meets international standards, Standard Bearer School has remained an advocate for children’s rights to standard education.


SBS also partners with national and local governments to improve educational access and ensure that schools will help children develop their reading and writing skills early. Additionally, they provide education during times of conflict or natural disaster to help decrease time out of school or other educational interruptions


The convener of EDWIIN, Uri Ngozichukwuka speaking with newsmen at the school feeding programme on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 stated that her NGO volunteered to partner with other inclusive platforms, after seeing the need to feed the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs children. She added that the feeding initiative is to improve literacy in the displaced children.




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.

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