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Foundation establishes 78 rural learning centres in 6 northern states

To actualise reform in the Tsangaya system of learning, the KDC Foundation said it has established rural learning centres across 78 communities of six northern states under its community library project.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Kano, the Project Director, Khalifa Usman Mustapha, said the states are Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger.

“In each state, we have 13 communities, and in each community, we have one centre with 100 children thereby directly impacting 7,800 almajirai.

“Also, the project has impacted at least 160 Alarammas across all the centres with vocational skills and school-based Tsangaya education curriculum.

“For the first time, we have a Tsangaya education curriculum that directly suits their purpose and it’s built together with the Alarammas. We came down to the grassroots and met with the Alarammas, that gives them a sense of ownership,” Mustapha said.

The Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation in Kano, Muhammad Tajo Othman, said the state government also has plans to support and empower out-of-school children and others in the areas of skills acquisition.

 

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