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Gender Responsive Education: Muhammadu Sanusi II Partners Canada’s 1MT

His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II

His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, is in partnership with a Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers (1MT), to execute projects for the less privileged in the society.

The traditional ruler, who is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1M Teachers in Nigeria and a member of the parent company in Canada, said in a statement that the initiative is part of his lifelong mandate to implement  the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , SDG 4 and SDG 5, also known as the Global Goals.

SDGs were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

According to the statement, the partnership would facilitate execution of equitable and high impact projects that enhance learning opportunities. “MSII SDG Challenge is an equitable, cost-effective and innovative project that provides opportunities to improve access to quality and gender responsive education for women and girls in crisis, conflict, and fragile situations.”

 “We are part of a wider society, our happiness, our success and prosperity will come to nothing if we do not ensure that the vast majority amongst us share in that prosperity and success, I have the strong belief that educating the girl child will improve nutrition, reduce infant mortality, poverty and provide a better life for the deprived in our society”. Muhammed Sanusi II said.

calls on ideas for local community teachers on how education can be delivered qualitatively and equitably to grassroots communities.

Successful applicants for the  MSII SDG Challenge will receive 10 grants of 500 USD each across Sub-Saharan African countries annually and participating teachers will have learning opportunities in Design thinking, Stakeholder engagement, Project management. As well as one on one access to specialist advisors from Queen’s University Faculty of Education (Canada) and a dedicated mentor for each program.

Collection of applications to enter into the programme commences on October 1st and close on October 31, 2020 and the eventual Winners/Awardees will be announced on December 15, 2020.

The project will be funded through an endowment fund facilitated by HH Muhammed Sanusi II.


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