The Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (Victims Support Fund), in continuation of the implementation of its mandate to administer support to victims of insurgency and create the enabling environment for accelerated recovery and sustainable peace and development, Victims Support Fund (VSF) has launched its Educational Support Programme, targeting schoolchildren affected by insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Edo States.

The Educational Support is geared towards securing the future of children and their education and is specifically designed for school children whose education has suffered setbacks. A total of over fifty thousand children and teachers will benefit from the project which will be executed in two phases. The project will provide school children with text books, exercise books, writing materials, school bags and sandals among other things. The first phase of the project will reach 21,291 children. This includes 10,000 in Borno, 7,000 in Adamawa, 3,000 in Yobe and 1,291 in Edo.

The outcome of this programme will significantly enhance the state of education in the affected states. The underdeveloped state of education in the North-East is identified as a major cause of the insurgency. By supporting educational development in the region, the project will not only assist with the rehabilitation of affected children, but will also go a long way to address one of the root causes of insurgency.

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