ESSPIN’s engagement and support to Community Nomadic Schools in Jigawa was built on the need to address equitable access for all children in disadvantaged groups especially the nomadic communities that either have an irregular or mobile school, or no school to attend. The work was articulated in collaboration with the State Agency for Nomadic Education and Miyyeti Allah Association (a CSO). The programme has been highly successful, reaching over 16,000 children (48% girls) with improved schools since 2011.
ESSPIN provided funds for teacher allowances, low-cost classroom and shelter construction, teaching and learning materials, initial teacher training and school support committee setup and orientation. Government contributions focused on teacher salaries, classroom construction and repair, water and sanitation, and textbooks, while communities often donated land, teacher support, building work and materials.
For more information read 2016 Review of ESSPIN’s support to Nomadic Schools in Jigawa