Prioritizing children’s health and education unlocks Africa’s prosperity 2023
According to a statement released on Friday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), giving children’s health and education a higher priority is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential for development.
Ms. Cristian Munduate, who serves as the UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, made this announcement in Kaduna, at a gathering that was held to celebrate the 2023 International Day of the African Child.
To celebrate the day with the students of Sheik Abubakar Gumi Primary School in Kaduna, an event was organized with “The Right of a Child in the Digital Environment” as its topic.
According to Munduate, children need to be given the resources they need to flourish and develop in order for them to be able to make a significant contribution to the growth of Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.
Investing in the health and education of Africa’s children is the key to the continent’s economic growth.
According to her, this is something that can be accomplished when countries invest in the education and health of children in order to promote healthy growth and development.
She went on to explain that the Nigerian Learning Passport (NLP), which is a platform that can be used both online and offline, was established with the goal of eliminating the disparity in the quality and flexibility of learning opportunities in Nigeria.
She pointed out that a multitude of obstacles had prevented many children from enrolling in school, and she mentioned that if children had access to gadgets through the NLP program, they could continue their education even while they were at home.
“We want to reach out to those children who, due to unforeseen circumstances, have not had the opportunity to attend school, as well as those children who have learning abilities that are somewhat advanced for their age.”
“The digital space has provided a good opportunity through the NLP for children to learn, grow, and contribute to the development of their nation and Africa in general,” she stated.