By Cecilia Ogezi (Senior Correspondent)
Civil Society Action Coalition On Education For All (CSACEFA) in partnership with El-meela Heritage Support Foundation (ELMHST) has reaffirmed its commitment to the rights of the African child to education.
Speaking at the commemoration of Day of the African Child (DAC) 2021, the president of ELMHST Barrister Jamilah Isah, noted that the day established by the African Union over 30 years ago gives all Africans time to rethink on issues related to the African child.
She explained that the theme this year " 30 years after the adoption of Charter: Accelerate Implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children" is a call to stakeholders, government at all levels and partners to rise above the effect of COVID -19 pandemic, insecurity, inflation and a number of challenges to renew commitment to the Agenda 2040.
Also speaking, consul Nigeria, Africa and Scandinavia, for Brain Wealth Projects, Clerk Brandon, stated that ensuring functional education that meets the overall objective of an education program to build knowledge, skills, and character is necessary for economic productivity and social progress.
According to Brandon, this will help transform material and intellectual resources into distributive products and services to help create a structure for economic progress, which is a baseline for economic progress. He added that without that, the struggle to rise from poverty to wealth is impossible.
He said their projects commitment in Nigeria is to strengthen the quality and functionality of education through public/private partnership and working with the federal government in many States to reach every single child in school to ensure that Nigeria sustains the requisite capabilities of human resources to leverage knowledge and skills through learning in other to turn abundant resources into international enterprise baseline.
Representative of the Focal Person, CSACEFA, Ene Jonathan, noted that advocacy is a collective effort of stakeholders. She stressed that education is free for government primary School to Junior Secondary School and it is compulsory that efforts are made to educate every child in Nigeria.
She noted that the organization is working with stakeholders to ensure that every child is given the basic education to thrive in life. NNL.