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March 26, 2015

Abuja, Nigeria – The Nigerian government has signed a $100 million grant agreement with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), an initiative partially funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The grant will support Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Sokoto states to increase reading and writing skills, include more girls in basic education, and create a robust monitoring and evaluation system for the education sector. 

GPE focuses on increasing and maintaining equitable access to quality education globally.  In Nigeria, GPE’s goals are to strengthen community activism and local governance, expand access to education through community-based education, and increase the number of qualified female teachers in areas with high gender disparities.  GPE will help the Ministry of Education train teachers and increase access to quality primary education for Nigerian children.              

March 9, 2015

U.S Government Supports National Food Safety Workshop&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Abuja, Nigeria - A four-day national training workshop on food safety supported by the United States Government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), ends today in Abuja. The training was organized in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This training follows the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Food Safety and the National Food Safety Management Committee by the Government of Nigeria in January 2015.

February 25, 2015

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February 20, 2015

U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle, joined Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in witnessing the transfer of a $2 million donation by the U.S. government to support Nigeria’s Safe Schools Initiative—a project aimed at meeting the education needs of thousands of children affected by the ongoing conflict in northeast Nigeria, specifically in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states

February 3, 2015

The Education Crisis Response is a three year USAID-funded initiative and implemented by Creative Associate International (Creative) in Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe States. It is aimed at expanding access to quality, protective, and relevant non-formal education and alternative education opportunities for internally displaced out-of-school children, ages 6 to 17 as well as out-of-school children in host communities including the physically challenged.

October 15, 2014

In April 2014, the world was horrified to learn that the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram had abducted approximately 270 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. In the six months since, some girls have been reunited with their families, but most remain in captivity, and Boko Haram has continued to terrorize the region. 

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