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USAID Supports U.S. University to Advance Education and Employment for Deaf Youth
June 3, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a three-year, $2.05 million grant to Washington, DC-based Gallaudet University to support initiatives to advance education, employment, and life opportunities toward the empowerment of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth in Nigeria. 

Children practicing good hygiene by washing their hands with soap and water
June 2, 2021

The U.S. Agency International Development (USAID) has awarded $10 million (N4.1 billion) over three years to UNICEF to support the Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the Northwest. Known as Improving Sanitation, Hygiene and Safe Drinking Water in Northwest Nigeria, the activity to be managed by UNICEF will provide life-saving WASH services to more than 300,000 people in need of assistance.

Over three years, the USAID SENSE activity will reach more than 200,000 learners, and train and provide teaching materials to 5,000 teachers to improve reading in the Hausa language in Adamawa and Gombe states
June 1, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the distribution of supplementary Hausa reading materials – Ina Son Karatu! (I Want to Read! in Hausa) – to 157,000 primary grade learners in Adamawa and Gombe states. The USAID Strengthening Education in Northeast Nigeria (SENSE) activity, implemented by the American University of Nigeria (AUN), developed the packages for the two states, which contain more than 5.2 million copies of educational reading material produced with USAID’s evidence-based early grade reading methodology using global best practices. 

In Argungu, Kebbi State, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard inspects a display of local rice varieties at a ceremony marking the launch of a new co-investment partnership with WACOT Rice.
May 20, 2021

At a May 19 ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard joined Kebbi State Executive Governor H.E. Sen. Abubakar Bagudu and private and public-sector stakeholders committed to ensuring food security in Nigeria to launch a new co-investment partnership between the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub and the indigenous firm WACOT Rice.

Minister of Education for State, Honorable Emeka Nwajiuba acknowledging the presentation from Aminatu Ammar a primary school pupil and beneficiary of the NEI Plus activity at the close-out ceremony in Abuja
May 18, 2021

On May 18, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded its five-year education flagship activity -- the Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI Plus) that introduced a new local language early grade reading approach that was adopted by six Nigerian states.

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