Avale Africa, Teach for Nigeria collaborate to support struggling teachers
In a bid to help ameliorate the plight of Nigerian Teachers following the socio-economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Avale Africa’s technology platform is being used to crowdfund donations in the #Nigeriansforteachers campaign in collaboration with Teach for Nigeria.
The campaign aims to reach 5,000 teachers, many of whom have had their lives disrupted by COVID-19 and challenges to salary payments by their employers.
Uzo Okonkwo, the chief operating officer of Avale Africa, said the initiative plan to bring the much-needed relief to Nigerian teachers, especially as school resumption draws near.
“Teachers have been begging and borrowing these past months. For such important members of our society, this shouldn’t be. We are looking forward to helping drive donations that will make sure next month’s World Teachers’ Day isn’t spent in misery,” said Okonkwo.
Folawe Omikunle, CEO, Teach for Nigeria, said COVID-19 had made life unbearable for most Nigerians, especially teachers.
“Things have been very deplorable for Teachers. We feel compelled to act now and intercede to Nigerians on their behalf rather than wait for fatalities.