Nigeria has 10 million out-of-school children which places her as the country with the highest number of out-of-school children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This means for every five out-of-school children in the world, one of them is Nigerian. KitMEup is one step in the right direction to put a dent in these numbers and prevent children from growing into marginalised youths.
KitMEup aims to improve the learning experience of 1000 school children in the Ijeshatedo and Aguda communities by providing them with school uniforms and other essential learning materials.
This project is in line with Article 15 of the 2003 Child Rights Act. It recognizes access to basic education as part of the rights of a child. And basic education goes beyond a classroom, but the right tools to learn in that classroom.
The children are from two schools in low-income communities in which we already carry out development work. The children attend free-tuition government schools however their parents struggle to provide them with uniforms and materials that could help their learning experience. A large number of the children go to school in their underwear or torn clothes.
All items will be locally sourced while the tailors who will produce the uniforms are also beneficiaries of our other programs – this is to invest the donations back into the economy of the communities.