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.
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 and the tailors who will produce the uniforms will be locally sourced to invest the donations back into the economy of the communities.