Segun Abiri is a teacher, writer, public speaker and social worker. Keenly interested in education and particularly adult education. Segun is the Founder and Executive Director of Literacy for Adult and Adult for Women Initiative (LADEWIN), an NGO with the mandate of Adult Basic Education for uneducated rural Nigeria.
Segun is also the Program Coordinator, Grand Youth Foundation, a foundation that rebrand and integrate youths. He is Co-founder, Youth Initiative for the Support and Welfare of Prison Inmates,, an Initiative that focuses on Prison Inmates.
The exclusion of uneducated adults all over the world is a call to action for every change makers. We should all the concerned that education is growth itself, without education a certain percentage of our population, then we are seating on a keg of powder.
Our adult students have been the most motivated by our team. Motivation keeps initiative moving. We engage them, even outside the classroom, to be actively involved in the socioeconomic and sociopolitical instances in their communities. We reside with them, we don't stay up and only come down to them ocassionaly to teach them. We are their eyes, everyday.
They see us around, meet us in the religious houses, cross each other on the road to farm, etc.
English language is the official language in Nigeria, thus the need for everyone to have basic knowledge of writing, reading, speaking and spelling. Many of our adult students are encouraged, invited and brought to classroom by their friends, who had been enjoying the learning.
We do less publicity, because our learners themselves, see this as a great opportunity for them to bring back lost hopes.
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