Welcome to Children Matter Foundation. We express our gratitude for supporting us, and we welcome you to be part of our community. Children matter foundation is a UK registered charity helping children in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria to develop their knowledge and have access to education. Since we started in 2019, we have reached hundreds of children in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. We work with teachers, families and communities to ensure disadvantaged children have access to education.
Children Matter Foundation wants to create a bright future full of opportunities for children that have been identified as requiring support through our assessment process within Oyo State, Nigeria. This will be done by providing them with a fully purpose-built school that has up to date technology and useful school materials to promote their learning. Other identified children will receive materials.
Nigeria is often referred to as the giant of Africa because its large economy and population. However, Nigeria is always counted as one of the countries with poor education system in Africa and in the world. In Nigeria, 10.5 million people are out of school due to finance issue. Public schools in Nigeria are affordable, but lots of people can not afford to pay for these schools and end up being drop out of school. The major problem with public schools in Nigeria includes the lack educational infrastructure, inadequate classrooms, teaching aids, laboratories, and computers. Lack of trained teachers and the attack of armed forces


Education is fundamental in providing children with Knowledge, empowerment, and support to help them grow into the adult they want to become. For instance, In the U.K, we are so lucky in the one sense that education is free for all children (unless of course you want to pay to send your child to a private school) however, in the background of our fee school system there is underlying issue of poverty which research suggest is increasing. One way in which poverty could affect a child educational development is at home they might not have access to I.T equipment and wi-fi which is wildly used throughout the schools in the UK. Therefore, leaving the children disadvantaged. In contrast to this, in Africa, Nigeria schooling is not free, materials needed are not free and the equipment required is not free. Therefore, so many children are missing out of the opportunity to develop their educational journey due to the reason that their parents cannot afford to send them to school. Therefore, the aim of the charity is to support these disadvantaged children to gain access to education. Children Matter Foundation will be focusing on Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. This is area I grew up, where as a child I was able to make friends, where I went to school, where I went to church and where I was able tp see the good and worse neighbourhoods. Growing up attending church, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to volunteer and assist with Sunday schools. This provided me with experience of working with children to teach them the bible studies. In doing this, I was able to see how many children who came to Sunday school who were so eager to learn and some of them were so clever but yet they were unable to attend state school simply because their parents were not able to afford this. Since then, after starting my social and community development course, it has relit a passion in me to give back to my community and support the disadvantaged children.
The market research that I have been able to conduct is by talking to teachers and headmasters in a number of schools in Oyo State, who were able to confirm how big this issue is and is an issue which is continuing to grow year upon year. 
Even though education is compulsory, it is estimated that there are still 10 million Nigerian children between the ages of 5 to 14 who are not in full-time education. therefore, supporting out of school children or children at risk of losing their school place to remain in education poses a massive challenge. The education deprivation in western Nigeria if driven by a number of factors which include economic barriers and poverty. Education is a vital key in being able to lift disadvantaged children and their families out of a vicious cycle of poverty that many experiences in Nigeria. Been able to give children a good quality education will enable them to realise their potential and enter any chosen field of employment the wish. Good quality education is also the key to producing confident children which promote their mental and emotional wellbeing. The aim is for all future generations to benefit from our work.
Quality education is something every child should receive regardless of their background and the community which they belong to. As education is essential to our life, spreading awareness about education will provide opportunities to enhance the education system for children to study. All children around the world, no matter where they come from, have the right to education. Many children who have access to education grow as an individual independents who can climb out of poverty and will be empowered to take their future into their own hands.

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