One of ROHI’s core Programme focus is creating access to quality and inclusive opportunities of learning for all children regardless of their social and cultural background. The organization has ensured children access education in safe, secured and protected environments. Our organizational focus in the first half of 2021 (January to June), for educational programming was distributed across Monguno, MMC, Konduga, Mafa, Dikwa and Jere LGAs of Borno state; while in Adamawa state, Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha LGAs benefitted most from our integrated education programming.
Within this period, ROHI has been able to meet its project targets through funding and partnership with ECHO, GIZ, Malala Fund, ECW, UN-CERF and UNICEF funds. Our major sub-grantors were Street Child and Plan International.
On the GIZ project, through an integrated education programming, lessons were delivered using the TaRL approach, the organization was able to reach 6430 (3288F) direct beneficiaries and through its system strengthening strategies and workshops, the organization trained 169 (72 F) Community Level Teachers who volunteered to provide basic literacy, numeracy and Science Education classes of 2 hours each day on weekly basis to boys and girls the project is supporting. ROHI in partnership with Street Child of Nigeria implemented the ECHO Project that focused on Strengthening, access and improving qualities of basic education and child protection in emergencies in Northeast Nigeria (Monguno). 60 CVTs (22F) were trained in pedagogy, EiE curriculum and Covid -19 prevention and engaged after written Exams to teach the children. In collaboration with CEC and SBMCs, ROHI was able to provide access to learning by renovation and construction of TLS and WASH facilities. 8 established learning centers were provided with 18 recreational facilities (6 Swings, 6 Slides and 6 Sea Saws) for PSS as well as materials for the construction of shelter for vulnerable households. As learning continued through formal classes, learners where also engaged through self-learning programs like the radio clubs and the use of workbooks. Enrolment of learners summed up to 27,505 children throughout the project span. Efforts were strengthened towards providing continued access and quality education while adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures and ensuring the safety of learners in schools across the 10 implementing IDP camps in Jere, MMC and Konduga.
150 Community Volunteers teachers were fully engaged to provide lessons to children through shifts in school while ensuring social distancing of learners during classes. There were continual Radio Learning sessions for the Adolescent Girls in clusters across the 10 implementing IDP Camps of Jere, Konduga and MMC. Each of the 32,592 children who enrolled in our education programs benefitted from distributed learning kits consisting of School bags, exercise books, erasers, rulers, pencils, math sets, crayons, sharpeners, and cardboard papers. The CERF project in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa which commenced in April has seen the enrolment of 25,074 (14,895F) learners who will benefit from the radio learning program. In Adamawa and Yobe, community mappings just concluded to determine the communities for project implementation. A community entry approach has been developed and project activities will commence in the coming weeks.