Fatima gets ahead

Native language education is helping children from the Kanuri ethnic group in northeast Nigeria learn in their indigenous language and improve their literacy and numeracy capacity.

Radio Learning Brings Hope and Education to Displaced Children like Awana in North-East Nigeria

Awana Umaru’s life was turned upside down when he and his family were displaced by conflict from their home in Mafa Local Government Area, Nigeria, eight years ago. The young boy found himself in an IDP camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, where he faces daily nightmares and constant struggles to survive. Despite the hardships, Awana found meaning, friendship, and purpose through radio learning classes offered at the camp for out-of-school children.

From homelessness to an assured future

Last year, when Yagana Modu enrolled in a school in Kopa, a small community on the outskirts of Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria, it was not simply an end to a six years’ out-of-school experience. For the 12-year-old whose mother is late and father’s whereabouts unknown, it was a needed pathway to new friendships, learning and healing from the trauma of armed conflict.