Children are the future of tomorrow, and we have to groom them properly to become the leaders we hope for them to be. Every child deserves a quality education, regardless of their social circumstance. Nigeria is the country with the highest number of child illiteracy. Here are some worrisome statistics of child literacy in Nigeria.

  1. 36% of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education
  2. 61% of children aged 6-11 years attend primary school
  3. Over 10 million children aged 5-14 years are not in school
  4. Only 50% of girls aged 15 years and above are literate 
  5. Only 49% of primary school graduates proceed to secondary school
  6. Northern states of the country have a net school attendance rate of 53%

Factors influencing child literacy in Nigeria are poverty, gender, and geographical idealization. “Education is the bedrock of any country’s development, and any country that does not educate its people is bound to fail” Child literacy in Nigeria is an utmost concern to Mary Nwamadi Foundation, 50% of our donation goes to it. So far, we have been able to put a total number of 80 children from 4 different states to school. Twenty students were returned to secondary school and 58 pupils to primary school. Our goal is to educate 5000 children yearly. You can join hands with and reduce illiteracy in Nigerian children by making donations or by sponsoring a child or more.

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