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Our Projects

Projects

2022

Advocacy for Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in Nigeria

We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative with support from Urgent Action Fund Africa to implement the Advocacy for Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in Nigeria project.

Kwara Gender Based Violence Action Project

With support from the Global Youth Mobilization, Rising Child Foundation (RCF) is implementing the Gender-Based Violence Action project, tagged #StampOutGBVInKwara. The project aims to educate young girls about their roles in curbing gender-based violence and training them on how they can become advocates for other girls.

2021

International Day of Education

At the Rising Child Foundation we believe that quality education is the basic right of every child. In commemoration of the International day of education we created an online poll to seek the opinion of young Nigerians on the reopening of schools following the pandemic and the implications on children and the economy as a whole. 

The responses of our participants have been put into consideration in making our own decisions as an organization focused on quality education.

 

Collaborations, Research and Engagements

An actualization of our vision to use Education as a tool to transform the lives of less privileged children would require us to continually engage in learning and research. It would also require us to collaborate with other organizations who share our vision of quality education for all. Quality education for all can only be achieved by a wholistic approach that combines theoretical solution-offering with practical decision-making. 

Norag Special Issue

As a part of our efforts to proffer solutions to Nigeria’s education problem, the founder of the Rising Child Foundation, Taibat Hussain co-authored a paper titled: Inequalities, COVID-19, and the Private Sector: The Nigerian Education Sector. 

In the paper, an analysis of the inequalities in the Nigerian Education sector was provided alongside practical ways to combat these problems. The analysis offered can be adopted by stakeholders in the sector including those in the non-profit sector to bridge the equality gap.

Global Campaign for Education

To end exclusion in education, we need to keep having conversations that will proffer solutions to the problem. Following the participation of Taibat Hussain, the founder of the Rising Child Foundation, at the 2021 Global Campaign for education, we were able to lend our voice to the call for increase in funding for Nigeria’s Education sector. 

2020

The Rising Child Foundation as part of its commitment to provide sustainable education development to underserved communities continued to embark on developmental projects all year long through the pandemic. 

Lockdown Education Initiatives

At the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, schools across the country were shut to prevent the spread of the virus. As a result, many children were out of school for a longer period than they have ever been necessitating the need for stakeholders and NGOs to provide alternatives. The Rising child foundation embarked on an online campaign series to ensure that #learningneverstops. Through our platforms we curated different campaigns and online advocacy Initiatives reaching over 500 people at a time. 

 

"Learning Never Stops" Online Campaign

Our in-house teachers and volunteers were able to curate and share various methods for parents and guardians to get involved in their kid’s education. 

We also organized and facilitated various online discussions on how to engage children productively during the lockdown. 

Sing to teach Challenge

The #Singtoteach challenge was a follow-up to our previous online advocacy initiatives. Recognizing the effectiveness of rhymes and choruses in engaging children and passing across information, we created a challenge for parents and guardians. This challenge was focused on teaching children about body safety and speaking against any form of assault on their persons. 

Small Gesture Big Difference 4.0 - The Hospital Outreach

Annually the Rising Child Foundation reaches out to disadvantaged kids to celebrate the Children’s day with them. We recognize that every child must be celebrated. This year we reached out to kids who were hospitalized at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital to provide them with support as well as donate some relief items.

International Day of the Girl Child

In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, the Rising Child Foundation organized an online social impact campaign to reflect the theme of the year “My Voice, Our Equal Future”. Calling on young adult females to write a message to their younger selves to be shared with young girls across the continent, the Rising Child Foundation was able to provide inspiration for young female kids. 

2019

Spelling bee 2.0

Second edition of Rising Child Spelling Bee tagged KwaraSpellingBee2.0. It was bigger and better. There were 50 contestants from 25 schools, one winner and over 200 in attendance. We got media coverage from CORE news, Channels, AIT and NTA Ilorin.

 

Orphanage Visit

In partnership with Home Street Kids Initiative, we reached out to over 300 street children at Kofa Afoju, Ilorin. The programme was super- packed with awareness on sexual abuse and molestation, dance competition, provision of food and clothing items.

Literacy for a better world

First of its kind! First ever little library to cater for 100 pupils at Home Street kids initiative which runs a school for street children in Kofa Afoju, Gambari, Ilorin.

Annual Essay Competition

Still on the bid to enhance reading culture among Nigerian children, the essay competition featured again in this year’s set programmes and it went outside Kwara to reach both Ekiti and Abuja. A total of 11 entries on the topic, ‘Quality Education for poverty Alleviation; Connecting the Dots for SDGs.

Volunteers' Hangout

We had a hangout with members of the orgaization in Ilorin, Kwara State where we discussed the goals of each person and how we can collectively help to improve ourselves and achieve our goals.

2018

Spelling bee 1.0

As part of our Reading Enrichment Program, the spelling bee competition was organised to encourage young children develop their spelling skills and expand their vocabulary. In doing this, we believe they can develop their confidence, presentation skills and communication while receiving a huge boost to their self- esteem. ‘Letters remain letter until they are used to form words and in words, lie deep meaning’- SAB

The Orphanage visit

#SmallGestureBig
Difference 2.0

This project reached out to internally displaced children, orphans and disadvantaged children at large by providing them with clothing, food and other basic necessities while putting a smile on their faces.

Summer Skill Acquisition

At Rising Child Foundation, we strongly believe that learning a skill is a huge part of education as it provides a link between the working world and education. The program aimed to equip children with a number of different catering skills. ‘Education is not just within the walls of a classroom, it is everywhere’- SAB

Annual Essay Competition

This is an online essay competition for senior secondary school students aimed to encourage and bring to fore writing and creative tendencies of children in Nigeria. ‘Dream and think big. Your ideas could be a stepping stone to an adorable future’- SAB

Volunteers' Hangout

We had a hangout with members of the orgaization in Ilorin, Kwara State where we discussed the goals of each person and how we can collectively help to improve ourselves and achieve our goals

2017

Small Gestures, Big Difference

The Foundation reached out to about 500 children at the Internally Displaced people’s camp in Abuja.

International Youth Day

The Foundation organised an online conference to celebrate the UN International Youth day and had about 50 participants in attendance.

Storytelling Session

About 200 children were read to at the Internally Displaced people’s camp at Durumi, Abuja.

Donate Books For IDP

400 education materials were donated to the pupils at The IDP camp, Durumi, Abuja.

Global HandWashing Day

The Global hand washing day was marked at IDP camps and primary schools in Abuja. A total of about 500 children were taught the importance of hand washing and a demonstration was made on how to wash hands effectively.

Volunteers Hangout

We got to hangout as a team, sharing ideas and making plans for the next year while also having fun