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SDGs AWARENESS ADVOCACY AND ACTION PROJECT (SAAAP)

1.0 INTRODUCTION:

In 2016 when the SDGs were launched, The Center for Development Support Initiatives – CEDSI Nigeria swung into action with the launch of its Club17 Africa’s SDGs Awareness Advocacy Action Project – SAAAP. This project was a multipronged approach geared towards:

  • Creating awareness amongst the in-school youths, communities, Government and corporates.
  • Promoting advocacy were SDGs are mainstreamed into the various target organisations process.
  • Taking actions through the identification of priority initiatives within the SDGs to implement.
  • Report and Documentation – ensuring the availability of strategic data to support the policy process.

One year after, CEDSI NIGERIA has achieved strategic milestones:

  1. (a)SAAAP in School Activities:

Club17 Africa has been able to set 50 clubs in high schools and 2 Universities in Nigeria. So far, 10 of the schools have commenced full activities and are fully operational. In all, about 20,000 students were directly impacted.

. (b) Club 17 Africa has donated over 10,000 books to member schools to support the stocking of their libraries, these books range from English, Sciences, arts and extracurricular initiatives. As a criteria, all partner schools were encouraged to open a library and set up a fully functional library processes.