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  • Updated: August 25, 2023

Varsity Partners NGO On Girl-Child Education

Varsity Partners NGO On Girl-Child Education

Girlchild education

In continuous moves to boost girl child education in Jigawa, the Federal University Dutse (FUD), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an NGO, Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA), on improving girl girl child school enrollment, research and publication.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation,Daoda Kanneh on Thursday in Dutse, the partnership would help to establish a dynamic partnership between the two parties, amplifying collaboration, innovation and seamless exchange of knowledge and expertise.

The partnership, he said, focused on cutting edge research and publication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives, health interventions, education support and transformative community development programmes.

According to him, the strategic alliance finds its roots in the NGO’s ongoing advocacy and involvement through its Girls Identified for Training Education and Development (GIFTED).

“GIFTED is a transformative five-year initiative aimed at providing educational scholarship to deserving underprivileged young women from selected Nigerian communities.

“The comprehensive scholarship encompasses tuition, accommodation, books and extend to empowering participants with enterprenuerial acumen and capacity building prowess.

“The MoU between DIWA and FUD stands as a testimony to their collective pursuit of meaningful progress, united by the principle of knowledge dessimination, suitable development and social uplifment,” NAN quoted him.

On his part, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Abdulkarim Sabo said the institution welcomed organisations and individuals who want to partner with it on education, social and economic development.

Sabo said the university had signed MoU with many institutions of learning, companies, donor partners, civil societies and community organisations on various fields, which had been positively impactful to the society.

“Such MoUs are assisting our students, the host communities, the country and humanity in general to tackle social, economic and environmental challenges”.

He commended the group for chosing the university and pledged to ensure the overall objectives of the agreement.

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