AUN Corps Member Creates Digital Literacy Club for IDPs

AUN Corps Member Creates Digital Literacy Club for IDPs

A Computer Science graduate from Bayero University, Kano, spending her National Youth Service year in AUN’s University Relations Division, Ms. Rofiat Adekunle, has initiated a Digital Literacy Club at Damare IDP Camp Primary School, Girei.

Unveiled on November 18, 2019, the Club consists of both staff and pupils of the school to make the project sustainable.

The Corps member who hails from Kwara State tagged the project "ZeroToHero" because of her passion to serve humanity.

"I choose to shape the lives of these vulnerable children into amazing individuals and viable future leaders by providing them with digital literacy skills because they are situated at a place where not everyone will want to visit," she added.

Ms. Adekunle observed that the world has become increasingly digital, leaving these children un-oriented and lagging in this digital revolution.

"Most importantly, I believe access to quality education should be a right rather than a privilege irrespective of one's financial background or stability."

Headmaster Mallam Aliyu said the digital literacy project was a great opportunity for the school and they would cooperate to see it succeed.

"We appreciate her efforts to unleash the genius in our pupils. Not every youth would think of doing this without getting anything in return."

As most public schools in Adamawa State lack a conducive learning environment, infrastructure, and facility to aid quality education, this project aims at making those children always have a reason to go to school despite the odds. They will feel loved, and understand they have the right to dream big and work towards achieving it.