Jovi Teen’s foundation a not-for-profit organization which focuses on supporting the educational goals of less-privileged teenagers. At youth build foundation we believe that education, apart from being the right of every child, is a vital component in the wholesome development of the teenager.
The inaugural fund raising initiative of youth build foundation is the Project 500. This entails making donations towards the continuing education of the less privilege teens, as we help get back to school 500 teenagers yearly who may have or may be at the precipice of dropping out of school for financial reasons. In so doing we believe this will help reduce the numbers of dropout student rate in our society, contribute towards development of good citizens and ultimately, the emergence of a responsible youth capable of birthing the change our dear nation so desperately need at this time.
Statistics of Drop out in Nigeria
UNESCO show that Nigeria is among the four that increased since 1999 A report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has ranked Nigeria high among nations where a large population of schoolchildren are not in the classrooms. The report shows that one out of every five Nigerian children is out of school.
The UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EAGMR) said Nigeria holds the world record of having the highest number of its young people out of school, according to the report published by an online medium, Premium Times.
With approximately 10.5 million kids out of school, Nigeria tops the table of 12 other countries with which it accounts for 47 per cent of the global out-of-school population.
The other countries are Pakistan (5.1 million); Ethiopia (2.4 million); India (2.3 million); Philippines (1.5 million); Cote d’Ivoire (1.2 million); Burkina Faso (1million); Niger (1 million); Kenya (1 million); Yemen (0.9 million); Mali (0.8 million) and South Africa (0.7 million).
Of all these countries, according to UNESCO, Nigeria is among the four that has experienced the highest increase since 1999.
“It (Nigeria) is one of only four among these twelve countries where the number increased in absolute terms,” the report noted. “It now accounts for almost one in five out-of-school children in the world.”
Focus area is in support of goal to decrease the numbers of teenagers’ school dropout in Nigeria.
A high dropout rate diminishes the pool of qualified people from diverse backgrounds who will enter the professional and political ranks that make important public policy decisions. The mission for every school should be to educate students to equip them to become “knowledgeable, responsible, socially skilled, healthy, caring, and contributing citizens”.
The Jovi Teen’s foundation believes that every child has the right to an education that develops their “personality, talents, mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. The nation’s children are its future workers, citizens, and leaders. Education remains the major tool by which people become empowered and the economic, social, and personal well-being of all citizens in a pluralistic society as ours.