09 April 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
Over one thousand disadvantaged children from the northern part of the country are to benefit from basic literacy skills to address literacy crisis in the region.
The Director of the Non-Governmental Organisation, Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative, Mr Gideon Olanrewaju made this known during a media conference in Abuja.
Mr Olanrewaju explained that millions of primary school aged children in the country especially in the northern part lacked fundamental reading, writing and mathematical skills.
Mr Gideon said his organisation in collaboration with another non governmental organisation, Life Builders Initiative Inaugurated a project named FAST TRACK to accelerate literacy and numeracy skills in some states in the northern part with the Federal Capital Territory as pilot phase.
In a remark, the founder of Life Builders Initiative, Doctor Sanwo Olatunji-David promised to work closely with Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative to bring back out of school children.
He commended the Federal Government for its initiative of alternate education programme.
On her part, the project manager of Fast track Initiative, Ms Abiodun Omotosho pointed out that a number of strategies were in place for a successful implementation of the project aimed at making impact on the lives of children.
The benefitting states are Benue, Nasarawa, Sokoto, Yobe , Zamfara and the FCT while other states would be captured in subsequent phases.