IA-Foundation joins NGOs, CSIs across African countries to discuss sustainable devt
Less than two weeks after its participation in a national summit for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the education sector, where it advocated reforms in basic education, IA-Foundation has joined over 2,000 delegates from over 50 African countries to discuss, collaborate and learn how to enhance sustainable development at the Africa Social Impact Summit.
IA-Foundation is a UK registered educational charity set up to transform lives through education in Nigeria and Africa.
The two-day summit, themed ‘Global Vision, Local Action: Repositioning the African Development Ecosystem for Sustainable Outcomes’, had over 50 speakers from NGOs, Corporate Social Investors (CSIs) and philanthropists that focused on different areas of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
It was organised by Sterling One Foundation in partnership with United Nations Nigeria.
Representing IA-Foundation as a delegate at the summit, Programmes and Partnerships Manager, John Klutse, alongside other delegates from the non-profit sector, called for more private sector involvement in the development sector through funding, capacity development and provision of pro-bono services.
In a conversation with a representative of United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA), Klutse expressed IA-Foundation’s vision to ensure every child gets a form of education, including formal and informal education.
In another conversation with a delegate from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Klutse appealed for the rescue of over 400 out-of-school children in the Bwari community of Abuja, who are interested in going to school but cannot pay initial enrollment fees.
He further called for intervention in the community’s infrastructure needs by constructing new classrooms, as the only two blocks of classrooms were already overcrowded with learners.
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