Nigeria hospitality education leading to stable employment

Nigeria

Providing young women with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the hospitality industry in Lagos, Enugu and Ibadan.

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National Summary

Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school in the world. Of the 57 million youngsters worldwide who are not receiving a formal education, more than 10 million live in Nigeria – and in the current climate, that number is rising.

The majority of non-attendees are girls, mainly in the majority-Muslim north. Of those fortunate enough to enrol, less than two-thirds complete primary school and even fewer girls finish secondary school.

In regions where women have a lower social status, many parents opt to send their girls to work in markets rather than to school. A lack of education vastly reduces a child’s chances of escaping poverty and has led to many girls becoming wives before their 16th birthday.

Quick Facts

200.85 million national population

 

49.6% female literacy rate

 

10.5 million children out of school

 

48% girls married before age 18

Our Work in Nigeria

We started working in Nigeria in 2013.

2013

We work with 2 local projects in Nigeria.

2

We have directly impacted the lives of 1,651 young women.

1,651

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