PERL Seeks Community Leaders Support In Kaduna State Second Chance Education Programme
By Femi Mustapha
Bearing in mind the role of community leaders as Gatekeepers and their contributions to the success of any program the Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL), on Wednesday assembled them together in Kaduna to sensitised and solicited their support in implementing Kaduna State Second Chance Education (SCE) programme.
Speaking at the 1-Day Advocacy & sensitization to community gatekeepers & follow-up consultative dialogue on Second Chance Education, State Team Lead of PERL, Abel Adejo, said the participants were drawn out because of their importance
According to him, the Community leaders are recognized as critical stakeholders and influencers in their various communities. That is why they were brought together to make critical contributions on how to ensure the programme (SCE) is effectively implemented in Kaduna State.
The SCE is a special scheme in Kaduna State that aims to enhance existing opportunities of furthering education for females, males and persons living with disabilities (PLWD) or special needs, who missed the opportunity of basic education or dropped out from school at any point for any reasons.
In his own remarks, State Partnership Facilitator PERL, Istifanus Akausaid the goal of the community gatekeepers is to ensure community participation in the programme’s implementation.
He explained that the Second Chance Education programme was specifically designed for persons who missed the opportunity to acquire basic education or dropped out of school at any point for various reasons.
The Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL), on Wednesday sensitised and enlisted the support of community leaders on the implementation of Kaduna State Second Chance Education (SCE) programme.
As part of an effort to ensure an effective implementation of the Kaduna State Second Chance Education (SCE) programme, Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL) on Wednesday brought together community gatekeepers to sensitize them on their support for the programme.
PERL, a governance programme being funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is to prepare community leaders to begin identification of out-of-school children and school dropped out of the SCE programme according to identified clusters
He added that The meeting would help participants to develop a simple register for use by the community leaders to capture out of school children and school dropouts in their communities.
“To support enrolment drive through campaigns, dialogue, town hall meetings, house-to-house visits, and drama using role models in the community.
“We also want to agree on strategies for monitoring the learning centre, teachers’ performance, facilities, safe spaces, and enrolment exercise for the second chance programme.