EOTM Donates School Supplies to Standard Academy
One results of this in Nigeria is 10.5 million drops outs; the highest amount in the world. Here in Yola it is not uncommon to see kids in the street when they should be in school.
In the first three months of 2014, the United Nation’s organisation reported that at least 15,000 children in northern Nigeria had stopped attending classes.
According to UNICEF, almost one of three primary-school aged children and one in four secondary-school aged children is not enrolled.
Standard Academy is doing it’s part to address the problem. Since its opening in August 2013, Standard Academy has attracted primary-school aged children from more than 70 families. Its fees are very reasonable and several students are on scholarship.
EOTM Sponsors Umar
I first met Umar (age 6) wondering the dusty streets of Yola alone wearing short pants, no shirt or shoes. Today, Umar is attending Standard Academy primary school. This transformation was made possible with through EOTM sponsorship.