State Alternative Education Project (SAEP)

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State Alternative Education Project (SAEP) : First Educational Intervention Project in Nigeria

Abuja, NigeriaSokoto, Nigeria
Year Founded:
2012
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

This project provides “menu of education options” to strengthen the existing educational structures both in public and private schools, and creating multiple and expanded pathways to assist students having difficulties within the school systems, including those who are at the risk of dropping out.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if our SAEP is the strategic solutions to Nigeria religious, socio-cultural and economic problems
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

• Large schools and classes that allow students to feel disassociated with the goals and activities of the school; • Lack of internal and external monitoring systems which impacts not only student achievement, but also-esteem, misconduct, and the likelihood of dropping out • Misuse of school results and test, which can come from over reliance on scores or misinterpretation of results, which can misleadingly label students as academic problems

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

This project provides “menu of education options” to strengthen the existing educational structures both in public and private schools, and creating multiple and expanded pathways to assist students having difficulties within the school systems, including those who are at the risk of dropping out of schools and providing well-lit re-entry points for those who are out of the traditional school system. NAEP offers students who are struggling or who have left school an opportunity to achieve in a new setting and use creative, individualized learning strategies, flexible schedules, smaller student-teacher ratios, relevant and career-oriented themes and innovative curricula

Awards

one of top Nigerian executive award
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

• All learners have the potential to learn and are entitled to an opportunity for reaching their maximum potential • Learners need to develop solid academic and communication skills to be successful in today’s society • Learners needs to be encouraged to develop their strengths and to overcome their weaknesses and problem areas; success breeds success • Recognition of the dignity and worth of all learners is basic to the learning process • Learners should be able to learn and mature in an atmosphere with little or no disciplinary problems • Learning must be directly related to the individual learner’s current and future needs. • Learners needs to be assisted in developing positive attitudes towards learning and active participation,

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

When a student drops out of school or graduated poorly, both the drop out and society incur costs. These costs have been estimated in terms of lost lifetime income, income assistance, lost tax earning earnings, higher health costs, and higher probability of unemployment and incarceration. Identifying the risk and the risks to which they are exposed challenge not only educators government and business leaders, also. Newspaper columnists and media broadcasters describe the plight of our nation’s young people as “children at risk”. Identifying the students at risks and the risks which they are exposed challenge not only educators but government and business leaders.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

A growing body of research confirms the benefits of building an alternative system of educators trained in the knowledge that students have basic psychological needs- for emotional and physical safety; for close supportive relationships- a sense of connectedness or “belongingness”, for autonomy and for a sense of competence which will engineer the process of adopting the “outcasts” of the mainstream education. However, many of the public schools in our nation offer little sense of such connection to students who may lack the academic, social/school, or personal/social skills.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

soliciting grants from global education supporting organisations

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

• Lack of support system for suspended and rusticated students • Incompetent education work force • Lack of competent teachers and instructor • School system educational monopoly • lack of competitive system to alternatively challenge the educational system
Team

Founding Story

As human beings, we bond with the people and institutions that help us satisfy our needs, this makes the creation of caring, inclusive, participatory communities for our students especially important. An alternative system meets students psychological needs, students become increasingly committed to school’s norms, value and goals. And by enlisting students in maintaining that sense of community, state alternative education project provides opportunities for students to learn skills and develop habits that will benefit them throughout their lives.
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