1451 drop out of school returned to Academic field–MrMonday Ossasah


Observing the focus on girl childs' education and the African Center for Leadership, Strategy and Development in partnership with the Malala Fund, they have successfully enrolled 1451 children in school.

The 1451 children are from 3 Local Government Areas of Southern Adamawa State, which includes Numan 577, Song 360 and Maiha 514.

Mr Monday Ossasah said Centre LSD is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established under Nigerian laws to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa.

“The vision of Centre LSD is an African society with strategic leadership and sustainable development. The Centre’s mission is to work with forces of positive change to empower citizens to transform society. The Centre is guided by the values of transparency and accountability; integrity; feminism; diversity; the dignity of the human person and Pan-Africanism.


“C-CAGE, therefore, was a special purpose vehicle for addressing the inhibiting factors of early marriages, poverty, insecurity, religious beliefs, cultural norms, and general apathy to girl child education in the State. The project also challenged systems and structures that over time exacerbated the challenge including patriarchy, mode of socialization, gender injustice, etc.” Osasah said

Monday assured that Centre LSD’s target in its proposal to Malala fund in terms of the number of out-of-schoolgirls it would work with to return to school within the life span of the project was 1,000.

“We are glad that today, 3 years down the line, the inhibiting factors are not only shifting, with the change in the narrative in the focal Local Government Areas of Numan, Song, and Maiha, but we are pleased to report that a lot of successes have come with the project including;

“Enrolment of 1,451 out of schoolgirls into secondary school from the 3 focal Local Government Areas of Numan (577), Song (360), and Maiha (514).

“Establishment of 25 safe spaces across the LGAs with 1072 Girls (in and out of schoolgirls) for the learning of basic numeracy and vocational skills

“ Existence of functional registers of out-of-school children in the palaces of our traditional rulers for regular and onward forwarding to schools.

“The revitalization of the only girls’ school, Pare Girls in Numan LGA. The school sometime back had only 17 girls but all that is history because of this project – 111 students.

“Functional Malala-Centre LSD Education Committee in the 3 LGAs – campaigning and mobilizing for girl education.

“ Improved economy of the young girls and their families due to skills training at the safe spaces.

“Seven of our girls in the safe spaces have written the West African Examination Council Examination and proceeded to write JAMB, giving them access to tertiary institutions of their choice (2 are currently enrolled in the Tertiary institution – Sa’adatu College of Health Technology and State Polytechnic Yola),” Monday said

Some traditional rulers and even class activists from the three local government supported the initiative of the organization in there remarks


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