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Civic Education Program for 200 Students in Nigeria
The Problem:
The absence of civic education in public schools is one of the challenges in reversing corruption, indiscipline, and the
disregard for the rules of law in Nigeria. Civic Education plays a significant role in the development of a nation because
the development of a nation hinges on good and effective citizenship. No nation can thrive beyond the civic values and
traits demonstrated by her citizens.
Who We Are:
Act4Accountability’s (ACT4) believes that accountability is essential to any sustainable and healthy community. ACT4’s
mission is to build a culture of accountability within Africans and the Diaspora through civic engagement. As a Diaspora-
led organization, we are committed to the reversal of the brain drain into brain gain for Africans. We envision an Africa
free of corruption.
Project Summary:
ACT4 is raising $40,000 to pilot a two (2) month after-school civic education program for 200 7th to 9th grade (Junior
Secondary School) students in Nigeria. The program will provide the following:
A curriculum designed to educate Nigerian students about:
o Nationhood,
o Democratic values and attitudes
o Human rights
o Tolerance
o Relationship between citizens, government, and the environment.
A 7- Day Teacher Intensive Program to train 20 teachers to effectively deliver the curriculum
Meals, materials, and transportation for students selected to attend the program
This project will pilot in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
For our calculations, we estimate the cost of this pilot program with 200 students and 20 teachers, including curriculum
training, materials, transportation, meals, and lodging will be about $40,000.
Here is the breakdown:
1. Curriculum development, instructional design, and training materials: $15,000
2. 7-Day Teacher Education Training: $10,000
3. Implement in one school (meals, student transportation, teacher compensation, and security): $15,000
The pilot program will be measured as follows:
Students’ ability to translate the curriculum with their daily lives.
Number of students involved with extracurricular activities and their involvement in leadership positions,
engagement in community work, and participation in student government.
Evaluation of teacher performance and ability to create classroom climate that is free and open.