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Update on Education Program at Chika Village

nigeria-flagSAM_2277Youth Without Boundaries members in Abuja, Nigeria have taken numerous steps in assessing the needs of Chika Village, a community that is currently benefiting from the efforts of CWBI and the Youth Without Boundaries in Nigeria. Recently, one of these steps has included administering an assessment test given to local schoolchildren at Chika’s primary school to measure their abilities in math, science, and English. YWBs will use this information to make the relatively new Chika Peace through Education Program more effective and efficient.

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YWB’s in Nigeria Launch Chica Peace through Education Program

SAM_2104Often described as the giant of Africa, Nigerians live with great cultural, ethnic and religious diversities and with enormous natural and human resources. Unfortunately, in many instances, these endowments have been sources of pain and conflict rather than springboard of development. UNICEF 2010 statistics place illiteracy level in Nigeria at 39% and the proportion of the population who fail to enroll in primary school stood at 37%. A number of Nigerians are not schooled and most lack even primary education. The unhealthy state of education in Nigeria is further compounded by the lack of necessary learning resources and personnel, resulting in a large proportion of students receiving sub-par education. Many find it very challenging passing their external examinations and become involved in violence and corruption as they do not have any other knowledge. Additionally, many Nigerian communities are plagued with issues of intolerance between members of diverse ethnic and tribal groups and religious backgrounds.

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Nigeria-Assessment and Advanced Nonviolence Training

nigeriaNai It is with great pleasure that Communities Without Boundaries International, Inc. announces the launch of the Youth Without Boundaries program at the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria (AUST). AUST’s President, Dr. Wole Soboyejo and CWBI’s President Johnny J. Mack launched the program at the Abuja based campus today, January 13, 2012.

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