The dRPC has had a broad experience working in areas spanning early childhood development to post-secondary school education school to work programmes. Our early childhood development interventions have ranged from supporting community based ECD centres with funding from the Bernard Van Leer Foundation to strengthen the capacity of girls graduating from the pubic senior secondary school system in Northern Nigeria without poor learning outcomes to manage home-based ECD Centers in Kano and Jigawa states. We have also had the productive experience of manging 6 years of the senior secondary school systems strengthen project, PSIPSE, funded by the MacArthur Foundation and implemented in partnership with the Federal Government Curriculum Development Agency, the NERDC.
Teacher development has always been a key element of the dRPC’s education work, hence the 2021 project on supporting teacher transition from Hausa to English languages at primary three level in Kano state with funding from the US Ambassador under the Small Grants project. Another area of focus is on skills development in the secondary school system and expanding opportunities for secondary school students to transit to the world of work in their post-secondary school life.
The dRPC has been funded by Open Society Foundations US to develop a unique school to work program targeting youth and implemented through school and after school based vocational guidance and counselling programs. Youths are the focus of the Open Society funded Youth and Future Workers Program, 2020-2021.