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To empower and support students in rural Nigeria to help achieve the SDGs through Makers and Design thinking philosophies.

Making the SDGs through Makerspace -

Osogbo, Nigeria
To create an SDGs driven educational makerspaces, through an “Adopt a School Initiative”, in the Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria for young people, where they will be working towards the 17 targets outlined in the SDGs by creating local solutions to addressing the immediate needs of their environment. To adopt four schools, initially, within the Osogbo, Osun State as the pilot schools.

Making the SDGs in Rural Nigeria through Makerspace

Sule Jacob- Executive Director
“"people may forget your names and background, some might disagree with your choices and ideas, but your impacts in changing lives will forever linger in their hearts"”

Sule Jacob- Executive Director

What we do?

We are empowering students and youths in rural Nigeria to help achieve the UN SDGs through Makers and Design thinking philosophies. 

Why we do it?

The SDGs targets are interconnected and aim to leave no one behind, however one of the biggest challenge the Nigerian youth faces amongst other things is having access to resources that will help to enable them take actions and realisation of the of the Goals. Schools are poorly funded, poor curriculum, under staffed, shortage of skilled and qualified teachers, lack of basic educational facilities, absence of proper sanitation facility and perimeter fencing to keep the schools safe and secure. We are set to change the narrative and empower students and youths to take actions locally towards achieving a sustainable society for all.

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The project will be coordinated by 4 iRead Volunteers who will be deployed as resource persons to coordinate the implementation. They will be trained and equipped with necessary information and kits about the SDGs.Information will be managed and shared through a designated website.

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Making the SDGs Makerspace
We have created an Action Plan to serve as a guiding framework that outlines our project efforts and associated activities, allocates specific roles and responsibilities to various stakeholders, and identifies indicators for measuring whether objectives have been met. It will increase accountability
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