Implementation of SDG 4, 5 attainable in Africa – Sanusi

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A former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido, has said the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa is attainable.

A statement signed by Doyinsade Adeolu, said Sanusi made this known at the virtual orientation of the ten finalists of the Muhammad Sanusi II Sustainable Development Goals Challenge which was announced in early January 2021.

The statement explained that the MSII SDG Challenge which was in partnership with 1 Million Teachers, was a project committed to empowering highly competent and enterprising educationists who are taking actions to develop learning outcomes in their communities; especially for girls and women.

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The 10 finalists were selected based on the inventiveness and originality of their ideas.

The finalists will each receive a five hundred dollar grant which will be used to fund their individual educational project, with a goal of incubating and scaling up 150 projects over the next 10 years.

Sanusi said, “The 1MT initiative solution is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Our objective to provide equitable and gender-responsive education through the innovative selection of these awardees is evidence that the implementation of SDG 4 and 5 in Africa is attainable. I would like to encourage you to take an active part in the structured programs we have planned for you and optimise all the opportunities we will be providing.”

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