In Yola, Ex-VP Atiku Spent Time With Vulnerable Children From The IDP’s Learning Basic Literacy

Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar takes another worthy cause with his American University of Nigeria project, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to vulnerable children.

The Program sponsored by USAID in target’s 20,000 vulnerable children including IDPs in the Yola/Jimeta area.

The Children now have a rare opportunity to get valuable education away from the conditions of many in the various IDP camps in Nigeria forced to live in terrible conditions as a result of Boko Haram insurgency.

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The former Vice President in his tweets reveals that during his recent visit to his home state, spent quality time with most of the kids at the centre…

The growing level of violent attacks in Northern Nigeria has unavoidably led to the increase in the number of displaced persons, especially children nationwide.

Due to siege laid by extremist in northern Nigeria, well over a million Nigerians are displaced and live in IDP camps but for the children at TELA they will have an opportunity of a life time to accessing quality education. .

TELA is an @AUNigeria project, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to vulnerable children, sponsored by @USAID. Target is 20,000 vulnerable children including IDPs in the Yola/Jimeta area.

There are varying statistics about the number of Nigerians living in IDP camps, according to the Displacement Tracking Index published in February 2015, 1,188,018 IDPs consisting of 149,357 households were identified in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states alone and the vulnerable population remain the women and the children.