Dates: 2012 - 2015
Funder: GE Foundation
The Four Pillars PLUS project in Nigeria aims at improving the quality and relevance of education for orphans and vulnerable children, especially girls, in Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. The project will implement the four pillars approach of scholarships, teacher professional development, girls mentoring and community mobilization. The project will engage the communities about the particular challenges facing girls and their families. The PLUS aspect of the program takes into account the particular culture and context of project implementation location and incorporates activities that are most appropriate for building support for girls' education, enriching local economy and ensuring sustainability through education, skills, training and employment. The foundation of the project is increased community participation to ensure sustainability for the project.