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1m teachers announce Muhammadu Sanusi II SDG challenge

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II

A Canada-based social enterprise that provides access to high-quality teacher education to severely underserved communities around the world, 1Million Teachers (1MT) has announced the commencement of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II Social Development Goals (SDG) Challenge, code-named HH MSII SDG Challenge.

The HH MSII SDG Challenge, which is a pet project of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is an annual Social Responsibility initiative with awards of ten grants of $500 each with possible follow-up funding to teachers across Sub-Saharan African countries to support low cost, but high impact, and scalable projects that enhance learning in their communities.

Announcing the official commencement in a statement issued on Monday, the Chief Executive Officer of 1MT, Hakeem Subair said, “This is one initiative, where a seemingly small intervention by way of support to teachers’ community learning enhancement project could trigger massive outcomes in enhancing the quality of learning, particularly, for girls and reduction of poverty around the world.”

The former CBN Governor and Emir of Kano, Sanusi II, who doubles as Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1Million Teachers in Nigeria and Board member of its parent organisation, 1 Million Teachers Canada described the initiative as his personal contribution to the development of education and the realisation of both SDG 4 and SDG 5, centred around ‘Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls.