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The Nigerian government has initiated systems of education intended to cater for the needs of both adults and young people, but the National Gross Enrolment Ration (GER) has remained only above 70% since 1996. Although the country recorded an overall GER of 81% in 1999 comprising 84% boys and 77% girls, the net attendance the same year was only 55% comprising 57% boys and 53% girls.
Seven million children remain out of school (with two-third of these being girls). The need attendance ratio of children aged 6-11 in primary school indicates a huge disparity in access to primary school education between the rural and urban and the northern and southern regions. These national figures mask huge and regional variations. The adult literacy rare stands at 49% and is poor especially among women (39%) and Nigeria still has over 50 million illiterate citizens.

We hope to Increase the rate of girls’ enrolment and completion of school by 40% in our project communities in the next five years, thereby enhancing the level of Adult literacy in target communities and give equal opportunities for girl-child and women in education, wealth creation and participation in decision-making processes.


Funded by the American Ambassador’s self help project, Lagos in 1998 
Coverage area:
Bauchi Local Government Area.
Nature of Activities:

  1. A three classroom block was constructed with a temporary teacher engaged since 1998 till 2004 when Bauchi Local Government officially took over the school from WEIN

Buli community now has a primary school
More girls enrolled in schools

Sponsored by ActionAid Nigeria
Coverage Area:
Bauchi, Toro, Ganjuwa Local Government Areas
Nature of Activities:

  1. Adult literacy project
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Skill Acquisition

* Adult literacy (non formal education) programme in Ganjuwa and Toro L.G.As


AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF), USA:- Through Diamond Development Initiative Kano.  It was a five year project from 2002, - 2007.

Nature of Activities:  Empowering rural women through the provision of micro – credit services.

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- Governance

Enhanced status and participation of women in decision making at all levels.

- Agriculture/Economic Empowerment

Improved capacity of disadvantaged women to earn and control income as a means of enhancing their living standard and those of their families in WEIN target communities.

- Education

Increased access of women, girls, vulnerable and out of school children to formal and informal education through strategic engagement and provision of support to target groups.

- Health

Improved health status of women, children and youth in target communities through access to quality health information and service.

- WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene)

Improved living standard of families through increased access in WASH services and information.

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