• Urban-Rural Literacy URL Project Graduates her First Set of BATCH Fellows.

    The Urban-Rural Literacy Project (URL) has graduated the first set of teenagers who participated in the Becoming A Total Child (BATCH) fellowship program held recently.

    The BATCH Fellowship is a 3-month grooming program targeted at teenagers in disadvantaged communities to take them through the real sense of education outside what they teach them in school.

    Part of their unique curriculum include; personal development, emotional intelligence, financial literacy, ICT, etiquettes, leadership etc.

    Speaking at the BATCH graduation ceremony, which took place at the Barack Obama American Corner, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday, 27th October, the convener and founder of the URL project, Ms. Chizoba Michelle Uzoukwu, reiterated her believe that it is incumbent upon all of us to build communities with the educational opportunities and support systems in place to help our children become successful adults.

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    Chizoba Uzoukwu – Convener BATCH Fellowship

    Ms. Uzoukwu, who is an advocate of inclusive education, emphasized that every child should have equal right to quality education regardless of his/her background.

    She went further to say that a total child is one who is complete academically, physically, mentally, socially and otherwise.

    The first cohort of fellows who commenced their training on Saturday, 5th August, 2017 comprised of teenagers resident in Isolo, Ire-akari Okota and Jakande areas of Lagos.

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    BATCH Fellows

    These areas were strategically targeted for the pilot event to bridge the educational gap amongst the indigent teenagers of these communities, however, the fellowship promises to cut beyond these axes subsequently.

    The convener, who is also the Program Manager at Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills, University of Lagos said the fellowship inducted forty teenagers but twenty fellows made it to the final graduation after an intensive training and are set for internship.

    Some of the facilitators for the program include; Abimbola Oligbinde, Arch. David Adio-Moses, Solomon Adesanya, Amb. Regina Inem, EldaDavid Kehinde Samuel, Ezeigwe Juliet, David Obot, Akinike Toby Michael, Chinyere Distinguished Anike, Uzoukwu Brown and Oluwaseun Olusegun .

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    Some BATCH Fellowship Facilitators

    The URLproject is an educational based social enterprise with a mandate to reduce the level of literacy limitation (by 15% by 2025) among children, teenagers and young adults in under-served communities. The Non-governmental organization supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 which is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all.


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