Save The Child Initiative (STCI), Nigeria continued implementation of the project in 2017. Strengthening Advocacy and Civil Engagement (SACE) Project is a five-year (2015 – 2019), USAID funded project implemented by Chemonics International, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of national civil society clusters to engage on specific issues, such as extractives, education, local governance, women’s participation etc. to improve transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria.
Human Development Initiatives (HDI) is implementing Accountability in Basic Education Component (Local Governance and Education) of the Project which cut across North-West (Kano State), South-East (Enugu State), South-West (Lagos State), and Federal Capital Territory (AMAC & Bwari Area Council) aimed at strengthening governance at local level for quality, effective and accessible primary education relative to Universal Basic Education (UBE) Policy Framework through the tripod of capacity building, engagement, and public awareness.
During the year, the organization implemented the following activity
- STCI in collaboration with Human Development Initiative Paid advocacy visit to UBEC new Executive Secretary which has in attendance Directors in UBEC, representatives of cluster organizations consisting of Human Development Initiatives(HDI),Save the Child Initiatives (STCI),Youth Child Support Initiative(YCSI)Patriotic Citizen Initiative(PCI),Out of School Children Empowerment Foundation(OSCEF),Grassroots Health Organization of Nigeria ( GHON),and The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).
- STCI in collaboration with Human Development Initiative (HDI) Lagos carried out a community radio phone in programme on 15th May, 2017 between 9:10am -10:00am at Armed Forces Radio 107.7 FM on a topic ‘Improving Openness in Government Use of Universal Basic Education Fund for Improving Quality Basic Education’. Invited guest speaker was Ms Chioma Osuji, Policy Advisor, CSACEFA National office.
- Monitoring of 30 schools under the FCT UBEB projects in the year 2014 Action plan across Six (6) Area councils in FCT Abuja which includes AMAC, Bwari, Kuje, Gwagwalada, Abaji and Kwali.
|ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF UBEC DURING THE ADVOCACY VISIT THAT TOOK PLACE ON 22ND JUNE 2017||PICTURE OF RENOVATED CLASSROOMS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, PASSALI COMMUNITY|