Nigeria empowering children for the future

GenU explores how Almajiri children who have left the education system can be reached with skills and learning opportunities to empower them for a better future

Caroline Muhwezi, Generation Unlimited Programme Specialist
Nigeria empowering children for the future
Generation Unlimited
27 July 2020

“I want to be responsible when I grow up. I aspire to attend formal school, acquire skills and work in trading, farming, or the transport business.”, says Mohamed, a 15-year-old Almajiri.

He dreams of creating a better life for himself and his family. But Mohamed has never received quality learning. He has spent most of his days on the streets, begging for food.

“I want to attend school like other young people. I want to acquire skills in trade and commerce and connect with other young people”, affirms Abdulkarim (16), another young Almajiri out of school.

Under the GenU partnership, UNICEF, UNDP, ILO, World Bank, and private sector partners in Nigeria explore how Almajiri children who have left the system can be equipped with life skills, learning opportunities, and practical training in order to empower them in finding employment and a better future.

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