Even by just donating an hour of your time, you could help to change the lives of thousands of young people participating in the Nigerian based ‘Inspire A Child’ programme
‘Teach The World’ founder Justin Miles partnered the ‘Inspire A Child’ programme when it first launched. The programme has grown larger, stronger and is demonstrating success through the positive impact that it’s having on the developing lives of young people, particularly with regards to connecting them with the Sustainable Development Goals.
There 2019 programme, starting now, is in search of more partners to inspire and develop opportunities for young people. Please read the information below, and if you think that you may be able to help in any way, their contact details are at the bottom of the post.
Inspire a Child 2019: Live the Big Dream
Inspire a Child is a social impact initiative for young girls in low income/public secondary schools in Nigeria established by FliplearnKids, Nigeria.
Every second children are born into the world, some will never succeed or see their dreams and aspirations become a reality, but the saddest are those who do not have dreams or can’t afford to because of the various challenges they face in life. In most cases young girls from low income family are highly at risk as they are married off early, engaged in hawking or become victims of sexual violence.
Inspire A Child brings together individuals/entrepreneurs/educators/professionals/CNN Heroes from around the globe who have shown resilience in pursuing their dreams, to communicate with young girls in low income /public secondary schools right there in the classroom, and possibly, for those few minutes create a spark that would ignite a vision of future possibilities.
Since its inception to date, IAC has engaged over 1,000 school girls in Kano, Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Lagos and Osun in Nigeria. We have grown from one-chapter presence in Lagos to 4 chapters (Lagos, Abeokuta, Ogbomosho and Ijebu-Ode with plans for further expansion.
Objectives & Goals of IAC:
- Promote quality education for students from low income parents.
- Promote Sustainable Development Goal 4, 5 and 8
- Nurture entrepreneurship skills of economic disadvantaged children.
- Equip young girls with digital skills and create access to innovation & creativity opportunities for them.
- Equip young learners with 21st century skills.
- Promote Global Collaboration.
Inspire A Child Pathway:
- Phase I-Mentoring
During this stage, different guest speakers: comprising of individuals/entrepreneurs /educators/ professionals from different continents and countries mentor them on how to keep their dreams alive.
- Phase II-Digital Skills Acquisition Programme
This involves training the students and equipping them with digital skills. At the end they pitch their innovative ideas for onward support.
- Phase III- Opportunity Fair
This phase involves helping them with intern placements from partnering companies,
and access to scholarship opportunities.
http://youtu.be/1yadTbVPfSI (our progress)
Inspire a Child 2019 Theme: Live the Big Dream
Join us as we promote SDG pillars: Quality Education, Gender Equality and Decent Work and Economic Growth.