NGOP0026-INTERVIEW WITH EREZI EDOREH (SPELL AFRICA INITIATIVE)
With 65 million Nigerians illiterate, it is time for government, schools and individuals to take action. In 2015, the results of a UNESCO survey was released which showed that despite improvements to the country’s education system, yet 65 million Nigerians remain illiterate.
This statistic is alarming for a number of reasons. As a matter of fact, Illiteracy has adverse impacts at both an individual and societal level.
People who are illiterate are far more likely to live in poverty, facing a lifetime marred by poor health and social vulnerability.
Economically, the impacts of illiteracy can never be overemphasize; workplace productivity, unemployment rates and even national GDP are all affected by a country’s literacy levels.
With the alarming number of illiterate youths and adults in Nigeria, a Volunteer project of SPELLAFRICA Initiative – B2S Adult Literacy has took up the responsibility to transform for free, the lives of over 65 million adults in Nigeria to read & write out of extreme poverty.
Since its inception in 2016, the organization has transformed the lives of over 200 youths and adults to read and write, and still counting.
We visited the SpellAfrica B2S Adult Literacy center in Lagos state, Nigeria to witness what they’ve been doing over the years.
We spoke with Mr Erezi Edoreh, the Director of SPELL AFRICA INITIATIVE and the highly esteemed volunteer teachers at the literacy center that are working ceaselessly to transform the lives of illiterate youths and adults in Nigeria.