1 the manager, IMT Cares, Abby Asekun, says no fewer than 30,000 teachers Nigeria have by His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II (hmm II) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative to support teachers.
2 HHMS II SDGs Challenge is an initiative of Lamido Sanusi, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and the 14th Emir of Kanowho is also a UN SDGs Advocate
IMT Cares, an HHMS II implementation partner, is the not-for-profit arm of 1 Million Teachers that ensures all teachers, regardless of gender, geographic location or socioeconomic status, have free access to lifelong continuous professional education and training.
3 1 Million Teachers is an Ed Tech startup that started and continues to create a global movement to empower teachers through professional training and development.
4 IMT Cares Chief Executive Officer Abby Asekun spoke about His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II (HHMS II) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Initiative to Support Teachers at a session on “Transforming Education through Grassroots Innovation: A Localized Teacher- Led Approach” at the Transforming Education Summit in New York. Asekun, who spoke as a panelist at a session on “Transforming Education through Grassroots Innovation: A Localized Teacher-Led Approach,” said empowering teachers to develop innovative community projects is key to transforming education.
5 The UN correspondent for the Nigeria News Agency reports that the session was organized on the sidelines of the three-day Transforming Education Summit at the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York.
“Today, 1 million teachers and 1MT Cares support over 30,000 teachers from across Nigeria and 18 other African countries.
6 “To date it has produced 2,100 top quality black belt teachers who are helping to educate more capable teachers around the world.
7 “Please join our solution to create intrinsically motivated, empowered and highly qualified teachers and support the transformation of the teacher’s role, which is the foundation,” she said.
8th According to that United NationsObtaining quality education is the basis for creating sustainable development.
9 Quoting Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, she said: “Teachers are the most underappreciated, underpaid and underappreciated in our society…but they make an incredible impact on the lives of the children they teach and mentor.”
Asekun said no truer words had been said by someone who happened to be a teacher himself.
11 “How can we help solve this global problem?
12 We believe in our organizations; 1 million teachers and 1MT Cares matter.
13 We are community-led and driven with a grassroots approach to teacher education and development.
14 “We empower teachers by combining international digital programs with community-driven delivery.
fifteen “Our signature offering, the Black Belt program, has an online component that is self-paced to meet the flexible needs of our participating teachers, and incorporates gamification best practices to engage participants and maximize knowledge retention “, she said.
16 Though it includes a digital platform, the official said it was designed to work with minimal technological devices and internet access.
17 “Our partnership with Muhammad Sanusi II is based on his deep personal mission to drive HH’s implementation of the UN SDGs MSII SDG challenge.
18 “He also sits as chairman of a million teachers.
19 “The cohorts in the Challenge leverage our Black Belt program and produce engaged and motivated teachers who give them the skills needed to train and mentor new teachers (a bottom-up approach).
20 “They become a catalyst for change in the communities they serve and beyond.”
Asekun said imagine children who have never had or seen a toy, saying this is the reality of many internally displaced children in north-eastern Nigeria who have gone through extremely traumatic experiences.
21 “We had Habiba’s girls’ team produce 109 crocheted toys for girls and boys at North East Children’s Trust in Maiduguri who recently just arrived from the IDP Warehouse.
22 “The Trust provides learning centers with comprehensive support for children through access to safe living space, quality education and good health facilities.
23 “By providing these toys as tools, North East Children’s Trust can continue to nurture, renew and empower vulnerable children and provide comprehensive psychosocial support for children to reintegrate into school and society.
24 ,” She said.
25 : Habiba Rabiu of The Arty Makers Project speaks as a panelist at the Transforming Education Summit in New York. Habiba Rabiu, a 10-year teacher at The Arty Makers Project, is among 30,000 teachers who have benefited from the HHMS II initiative, with projects located in Abuja, Kano u Katsina.
26 As a panelist at the session, Rabiu said she started her project because she believes in the power of education.
27 “We believe in the power of education, but even more powerful is education that leads to economic empowerment, especially in a developing country like Nigeria.
28 “To achieve this, we train young girls to make and sell fun and educational crochet toys by acquiring basic math and literacy skills in a very hands-on way.
29 “This training further equips them with skills that will enable them to earn an income in a society where gainful employment is very hard to come by,” she said.
30 According to her, the project has been in existence for four years, the project has created a network of over 2,000 young girls to fight unemployment.
31 “Why crochet, you might ask, because crochet as an art form has numerous benefits that come from it.
32 Through this crochet we teach these young girls expression, discipline, motor skills development, focus and concentration.
She said the girls worked continuously and resiliently and perseveringly in the manufacture of their products, which eventually resulted in perfectly finished toys.
“Our project uses crochet as a learning medium, just as a classroom teacher would use a blackboard as a medium for his or her teaching.
“For example, we use unconventional methods to teach basic math skills like addition. We can start with six knit crochets, adding two in one, one in two and two in two.
“By doing this, we engage the girls in learning traditional math in a more colorful and engaging way, easily achieving our end goal of teaching and empowering them holistically,” she said.