As Nigerian children, Almajiri pupil have right to basic education. Today, neither have Almajiri children benefited from the on-going Home-Grown School feeding programme nor have Almajiri youths been captured by the various segments of social intervention programmes of the Federal Government. Almajiri Helpline support services was designed to be a private sector-driven social investment programme that seeks to mainstream Almajiri youths and pupils as well as Almajiri promoters in to accessing the already existing social intervention programmes of the federal government with various social investment and development programmes including entrepreneurship, vocation skills and Access To Finance.
The Almajiri Helpline support services has identified relevant technical and strategic partners including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Universal Service Provision Funds (USPF). The successful implementation of the Blue Print of Almajiri Helpline support services shall not only take Almajiri pupils and youths off the streets but shall further guarantee their access to Basic Education and continuing Tertiary (Skills) Education. Other gains of this project include the empowerment of Almajiri youths with employable vocation skills as well as an increase in the country's micro-economic activities through Access to Finance, thereby protecting the Almajiri from drugs and substances abuse.
The Almajiri Helpline Support Services is a project strategically designed at 'No Cost To Government' with a view to effectively addressing all the inherited challenges that have in recent years, bastardized the once-efficient Almajiri Education System in Nigeria. Besides registering and providing biometric documentation including the National Identification Number (NIN) and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) for Almajiri school pupils and youth, the project would also provide Capacity Development Support on Entrepreneurship and Vocation Skills for Almajiri Youths in the age bracket of 17 to 35 years but shall further mainstream traditional Almajiri school proprietors and teachers in to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) to enable them access Non-interest credit facilities for start-up MSMEs. The key thrusts of this project driven by Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) would hinged on Entrepreneurship, Vocation Skills Acquisition and Access to Finance through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BOI), NIRSAL, as well as USPF.
PROJECT HELPLINE SUPPORT SERVICES
|Vocational Skills Training|
|Digital Financial Inclusion|
|Access to finance(CBN/BOI)|
|Social Security Services through NIN & BVN numbers|
|Outsource management of TETFUND Almajiri School using the (Almajiri MTOT)|
|Mainstreaming of out of school children to Model Almajiri schools|
|Sustainable and scalable Almajiri Entrepreneurship Programme.|