Afrelib in Africa

Our work in Nigeria and West Africa

When You Change Nigeria,
You Also Change Africa – Ban Ki-Moon

Afrelib Creates a Mobile eLearning Toolkit That Puts Teachers at the Centre and Focuses on Students Learning.

Africa’s population is the youngest among all the continents; 50% of Africans are 19 years old or younger. The current trends in the education attainment pose a sizeable challenge to Africa‚Äôs future development. In addition, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and is young and growing quickly, with 63 percent of the population under the age of 24 and a high average relative annual growth rate of 3.24 percent, a full half a percentage point higher than the African¬†average.

The youthful demographic of both Nigeria and Africa indicate a huge challenge to the future development of both nation and continent due to the low attainment in educational levels whilst at the same time offering an opportunity of immense proportions if workable education programmes can be implemented.

Afrelib has setup up a programme aimed at creating effective teaching and classrooms in African schools. The programme works with individual African schools starting with Nigeria. The work with each school is run as a fully funded project in its own right. Afrelib collaborates with each school project to deploy the Afrelib Mobile eLearning (AMeL) toolkit which consists of four essential modules:

  • Supporting teachers in improving learning outcomes of the children currently in schools: demonstrating that with a little additional support, a highly effective teacher becomes the single most important factor to the success and achievement of children well beyond the school gates
  • Enabling the delivery of a well balanced and progressive curriculum: by introducing learning content that integrates academic with technical and vocational subjects intended to empower the individual for self-employment and prepares them for demands of a 21st century knowledge economy
  • Avoiding traditional infrastructure barriers to educational change by deploying tools and techniques that are independent of them: by removing reliance on always-on internet connectivity and power supply to get any learning done
  • Building a culture of feedback and improvements by using a social learning community approach which enables continuous improvement based on feedback from teachers, students and school administrators

Our Commitment

  • Work with schools in Africa and encourage adoption of learning tools by students and teachers
  • Facilitate increased access to and wider usage of tools that have little or no barriers to entry
  • Partner with publishers, retailers, government agencies, funders, expert advisers in joined-up ways
  • Engage directly with examination boards to ensure maximum visibility and accessibility

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