In March 2020, the Federal Ministry of Education approved school closures in response to the medical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in increasing numbers of out-of-school children across the world. According to UNESCO, the pandemic has impacted the learning of 1.6 billion children. With the Global Partnership For Education (GPE) revealing that Nigeria now has approximately 20% of the total “out-of-school” children population in the world, a recourse was needed. While the Federal Government of Nigeria has been working on reducing those numbers, the impact of the pandemic has been robbing it of the gains.
In February 2021, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) revealed that over 60% of primary school teachers in Nigeria lack the digital literacy skills needed to effectively participate in e-learning environments.
Coca-Cola Foundation, committed to creating a better-shared future for all, supported Bunmi Adedayo Foundation’s Tech Relevant Teacher (TRT) Project with $52,725 to address this challenge.
The Tech Relevant Teacher Project (TRTP) is a Bunmi Adedayo Foundation initiative, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation. BAF intended to bring children back into the learning net through the TRTP. The project was designed to train 200 low and middle cost primary schools (school heads & teachers) in virtual teaching skills and technologies required to improve the learning experience. It also introduced virtual teaching into schools who do not have the resources and skills to do so by supporting them with hardware and software resources.
A 5-month project (between February and June 2021) designed to directly impact 600 beneficiaries (200 School Heads, 200 Math Teachers and 200 English teachers) and indirectly reach over 1,400 teachers. The trainings were delivered both virtually while the mentoring was blended.
The project was also designed to equip 30 schools with a content production suite which would provide a conducive environment and tools required for professional content development. The educational content produced across these schools would be uploaded to a central LMS where it will be subsequently used to promote learning across various communities in Nigeria.
W-Holistic Business Solutions responded to a Request for Proposal from BAF to be the Implemention Partner for the project.
W-HBS facilitated the project from pre-planning to close out (from a mobilization perspective).
To achieve this W-HBS did the following:
W-HBS is proud to have worked on implementing this impactful project aimed at improving learning outcomes in primary education in Nigeria. Below are the project results:
Bunmi Adedayo Foundation needed to mobilize teachers and school leaders for its Tech-Relevant Teacher Project (TRTP) in a little less than four weeks. With over one thousand eligible candidates and only 200 schools needed to enrol into the programme, we had to engage a professional who had good knowledge of the sector. That professional was W-HBS as they already had some long standing relationship with low-cost schools in Lagos State.
The result of this collaboration was quite amazing as W-HBS developed a logic model to select the final beneficiaries for the project. They were also involved in on boarding the beneficiaries and held them accountable to all project activities till the end of the project.
Thank you W-HBS for your consistency in producing results and making the Tech-Relevant Teacher Project (TRTP) a success.
The Tech Relevant Teacher Project could not have been initiated at a more opportune time as it significantly impacted the education sector in Nigeria.We could not be more delighted at the outcome of this project.
We were aware of the effects of the pandemic on access to quality education, especially within low-income communities and we decided to act. With support from our implementing partners, Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, we are proud to have contributed significantly to closing the gap in education between underserved and privileged communities. Through our partnership, thousands of underserved children now have access to quality education while teachers have been empowered with relevant competencies in virtual teaching tools to facilitate quality education for years to come.
Even after a project ends, W-HBS continues to follow up on its clients and the progress of the projects through our M&E unit. Below are the latest updates of the TRTP project: