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Nigerian Social and Emotional Learning Project

location_on Nigeria

Making evidence-based SEL practices an integral part of education from preschool to high schools

Project RAISEAware Students is borne out of the need to give our children space and support to develop socially and emotionally, by teaching them how to connect, express themselves, and build community with others, we can equip the next generation to confront our country’s often painful history, and imagine a more just and balanced future. By modelling cooperation, empathy, and mutual respect.

Spotlight 2022

Overview

Web presence

2018

Established

1.5M

Children/users

1

Countries
Organisation
Not-for-profit
Target group
All
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
“Social and emotional learning can improve positive positive attitudes towards self and others, and increase students' academic performance by two percentile points” (Durak et al., 2011)

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

School violence and bullying including cyberbullying are widespread. in public schools in Nigeria. Every school term, 1 to 5 students are killed and we cannot ignore what’s happening in the classroom. School violence is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being.Bullying in schools deprives millions of children and young people of their fundament.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We enable schools to become places that create the conditions for true and active learning, for meaningful support and nurturance, healthy questioning, dialogue, inquiry, active engagement, real imagination, and agency. Nigeran Emotional Learning Project.NELPRO created a school-based learning tour that has created a change program. The NELPRO curriculum helps schools build the foundational support needed to launch and sustain high-quality SEL implementation.SEL interventions address NELPRO’s five core competencies: Self-awareness, Self-management, Responsible decision-making, Social awareness, Relationship skills, and increases students’ academic performance which leads to better academic outcomes and improved behaviors. These competencies, impact not only the student and classroom environment but have a broader influence on schools, homes, and communities. SEL is a coordinating framework that affects staffing, strategic plans, curriculum choices, school policies, and practices.

How has it been spreading?

Using the Curriculum for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning, we impact not only the student and classroom environment but have a broader influence on schools, homes, and communities. Our curriculum reaches staffing, strategic plans, curriculum choices, school policies, and practices. NELPRO fosters a climate that is inviting, participatory, and caring for learners. supporting the diverse needs of children and their development into well-rounded, civic-minded adults. In 2019, NELPRO reached 50000 students and made them SEL ambassadors in 10 schools around Nigeria. The 50000 were tasked with reaching 10 students each term in 3 terms, we had recorded 1,500,000 NELPRO student ambassadors in September 2020.

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

Project RAISEAware Students is borne out of the need to give our children space and support to develop socially and emotionally, by teaching them how to connect, express themselves, and build community with others, we can equip the next generation to confront our country’s often painful history, and imagine a more just and balanced future.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

NELPRO is a research-based social-emotional learning curriculum promoting well-being in and outside schools, helping children heal traumas and creating safe environments free from violence and abuse. This program prepares
learners to be change-makers in their communities and to stop bullying behaviours in schools. Its community based model is easy to scale in other countries and contexts.

HundrED Academy Reviews
This innovation has already demonstrated a significant scalability, because of the ambitious approach to the educational need in Nigeria and the range of the approach, involving parents, teachers, and students in the classroom and beyond.
The impact can be massive. Building a comprehensive program that nurtures peaceful and healthy relationships can tackle challenges in a big country like Nigeria. The program offers a new story, written in SEL language.
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