Education is the fundamental right of every child; besides, the prosperity of every nation lies in the quality of her education, which is why we are working so hard to ensure that every child, regardless of status and social class, has access to quality Basic Education.
Last week, with support from ChristianAid, we engaged a coalition of civil society organisations on the ‘Promoting an accountable education sector in Nigeria’ project.
The project seeks to improve public awareness of fiscal policies in the education sector and increase participation in demanding accountability. The project will also produce a citizens accountability tracker, which will enable communities to independently keep track of education expenditures in their state.
It was delightful to see the coalition members share their experiences on their work so far, as well as strategies for engaging communities and the government in tracking education expenditure.
Coalition members also developed an operational plan which will be used to engage government, community leaders and parents on holding stakeholders accountable over the next couple of months.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.