According to UNICEF, This is due to the destruction of school buildings and several educational facilities by the notorious sect, Boko Haram. It should be noted that the meaning of Boko Haram is ‘Western education is a sin’. This goes to show what their major focus is. Once they are able to bring educational activities in the north to a stop, it will be easy for them to use the unschooled children who don’t know better as agents of destruction.
As a result of the negative impact terrorism has had on the economy of the north, several parents have been unable to send their children back to school or pay for their academic expenses.
The stay at home decision that was made by many of these children and their parents has led to several unhealthy things such as early marriages, unwanted pregnancies, and the worst of all, recruitment by religious extremists such as Boko Haram.
To give you a clearer idea of this problem, reports show that about 62 percent of girls in northeastern Nigeria get married before their 18th birthday and 23.5 percent of them before their 15th birthday. It’s difficult for these children, once they are married, to continue with their education.
Having completed 3 school building projects in Northern Nigeria and done a host of other things, the Children Empowerment Fund has decided to embark on a Back to school campaign for May 2023.
We have identified 50 children who are currently out of school or are not able to get back to school in the coming term. We want to help them return to school by May 2023. In other words, their school fees as well as academic materials are paid for - for a session.
This campaign will go a long way in ensuring children return to school so they can become useful members of society. This way, we would greatly reduce and eventually eradicate the use of uneducated children as prey/victims for religious extremists and political propaganda. It will also help to raise children who will then enlighten their community on the inappropriateness of child marriages as well as sexual misconduct.
It costs as little as ₦100,000 to send a child back to school, and provide them study materials for a session, and to make this a reality, we are counting on your benevolence and generosity.
1 – 50 Children
N100,000 – N5 million
51 – 100 Children
N5.1 million – N10 million
101- 150 Children
N10.1 million – N15 million
Account name: Mission Enablers
Account number: 2034475762
Bank: First Bank Plc (USD account)