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Michael Ukwuma
Everyone leads, no exceptions

Simple Leadership Institute

location_on Nigeria
School grades' influence on opportunities young learners are exposed to is limiting especially in low resource communities and situations. This innovation seeks to remove barriers that label learners and enable them to acquire skills at basic levels using simple participatory techniques like flip charting, cartoons, dynamicas, doodles and storytelling in small groups, ensuring learning equality.
Michael Ukwuma, Executive Director
Differences in capacity to learn and lead ought to be building blocks to more personalised, simple and outcome-based education that meets the needs of each person, creating leaders across communities.

Michael Ukwuma, Executive Director


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Updated on May 23rd, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

Nigeria has many poor resource communities that are unable to benefit from technologies like the internet and virtual learning applications. This innovation seeks out affordable and socially acceptable improvisations to enable young people in rural and under-served communities to access good educational standards.

How does your innovation work in practice?

This works mainly for learning skills that can be applied to generate a livelihood and not merely for passing on theoretical knowledge. Teacher training and lesson facilitation are led using simple learning techniques like pre-designed flipcharts that have clear pictures and notes that can guide learners in their practice of the skills in question. Similarly, cartoons, storyboards, roleplays, dynamicas and other interactive techniques are applied to enable the learners to experience learning in a fun, engaging way. The resource materials developed require painstaking efforts but can also be prepared in collaboration with the learners, enabling them to retain more and be poised to co-facilitate stepdown learning in their communities.
There is a learning plan and an outline that may be adapted or adopted by other organizations that desire to reach similar communities.

How has it been spreading?

This is a relatively new program and is still in the planning phase. Thus, this page will be updated as it achieves implementation and possibly scaled.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

1. Identify a skill that learners have interests in studying
2. Create a learning outline
3. Engage with learners to co-develop learning resources that are best suited for their own environment.
4. Facilitate learning and persuade learners to step down their learning within their communities.


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July 2021
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