2020 MTOTY winner, Anani wins $10,000 education grant on education
The winner of the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition, Ms. Olubunmi Anani, has won an international grant from the Muhammad Sanusi 11 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Initiative Challenge with a project titled “Quality education for all.”
The grant was awarded to Anani as part of efforts to scale up innovative education projects for improved education in Nigeria. She and nine other teachers from different countries were selected as winners of the SDG Challenge showcase for Cohort two from the 25 finalists.
Each winner would receive a grant of $10,000. She was selected for her commitment to empowering vulnerable out-of-school girls and child mothers in the northeast.
Speaking on the grant, Anani described it as a huge enabler that would assist the team in making education easily accessible to vulnerable children, especially those who live in rural areas.
She said her participation in the MS11 Accelerator programme is geared towards accessing resources that would help bring quality education to the reach of vulnerable children in the northeast.
“It is a pure privilege to be empowered to make an indelible impact in our lives and the future of the vulnerable out-of-school girl-child in the northeast. It is a rare humanitarian gesture to invest $10,000 resources and mentorship support towards ensuring that the vulnerable populations in Africa and northeast are part of the vision for SDGs 4 and 5,” she said.
Anani further vowed to make judicious use of the resources to achieve the donor’s vision.
The MS 11 SDG project addresses a wide range of issues that include disability, displacement, access to learning materials, girls’ health, and digital skills, among others. It aims to empower teachers to provide inclusive education and drive innovative community projects to overcome education challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.