PROJECTS TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION
PEEL has embarked on various projects that are aimed at improving the quality of education of the underprivileged youths.
- CAREER EXCURSION: We had a career excursion with 30 science students of Federal Government Girl’s College Abuloma to expose to medical and science careers in May 2015.
Career Excursion with 30 science students
- MATHEMATICS EDUCATION: In 2015/2016 PEEL has embarked on projects focused on reducing the rate of failure in Mathematics in Nigeria by providing an enhanced Mathematics teaching model, by training and improving the teaching skills of Mathematics teachers, by organizing Mathematics lessons for students and engaging them in innovative activities. Over 700 students in the state have benefitted from the free Mathematics tutorials from April 2014 to August 2016.There has been an over 50% improvement in the performance of tutored students in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and other indigenous examinations in institutions of learning in 2014 and 2015.A campaign on ‘The Key to Mathematics’ has held in over 35 schools in Rivers State reaching about 22,000 students; thereby dissolving the myth thatMathematics is a difficult subject.
- SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED: PEEL empowers through education by providing scholarship support for the less privileged and at-risk youths, for youths to learn relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. The first sets of beneficiaries were 110 students from about 20 schools in Rivers state. They received scholarships from PEEL Initiative, and had a one week in house training where they were taught several skills by seasoned experts. Twenty(20) underprivileged students, mostly orphans, those raised by a single mum received academic scholarships to support their education. The others, who stated the need for financial support to fund their education and the need for motivation, received skill acquisition scholarships.
- STEM EDUCATION: Cynthia of PEEL volunteered for the working to Advance Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics in African Women (WAAW) Foundation for its 2014 Robotics Camp for 30 secondary school girls.
- PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: On 16th January, 2017, we presented to Precious Amadi (of Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma), her academic scholarship reward of 50,000 naira. Precious Amadi and her mom were so delighted and expressed their gratitude to PEEL Initiative.
Also, on 17th January 2017, Duru Chiagoziem, Oyonumo Emmanuel and Mighty Joel Dada (all PEEL scholarship beneficiaries) received their scholarship funds. They also received exercise books from ‘Dreams from the SLUM’ of Isaac Success.
They are students of Community Secondary school Elekahia, Community Secondary School Onne and Community Secondary School Alode-Eleme, all in SS1.
These students come from poor backgrounds, which makes paying their tuition a struggle. Peel Initiative eased this with its scholarship intervention.
Edidiong Etim is an SS3 student of Loretto School of Childhood, Igwuruta. His widowed mother supports him and his siblings by herself. He received his scholarship funds on January 19th, 2017.
Presented by: Cynthia Adaeze Onwuchuruba