Victims Support Fund (VSF) launched its scaled up Educational Support Programme, targeting school children in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe State. The Educational Support Programme is explicitly designed to cater for school children who ordinarily do not have access to educational materials and whose education has been hindered due to the insurgency.

A total of over fifty six thousand children have so far benefited from the project in 2015 and 2016. The project has provided school children with text books, exercise books, writing materials, school bags and sandals among other things.  Teachers in 74 schools have also received teaching aids to improve their capacity to impart knowledge.

Distribution of schools & children reached by the Educational Support Programme

S/N STATE NO OF SCHOOL CHILDREN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA NO OF SCHOOLS
1. Adamawa 19,000 Gombi, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika and Hong 44
2. Borno 27,000 Askira Uba, Kaga, Konduga, Maiduguri Municipal Council, Jere, Chibok, Gubio and Magumeri 35
3. Yobe 9,000 Gujba, Gulari, Yunusari, Fika, and Damaturu 18
4. Edo 1,291 Uhogua IDP camp 1
  TOTAL 56,291 20 98

The outcome of the education project will be to extensively develop the state of education in the insurgency affected states as one of the major causes of insurgency identified, is the underdeveloped state of education in the North-East. By enhancing access to education for children and supporting educational development in the region, the project will tackle one of the root causes of insurgency and also help to restore a brighter future generation.

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