In The Spotlight

Girls: Silent Majority for How Much Longer?

When it is a proven fact that girls matter more to the health of families than boys, why do we persist in helping them less?

When women are recognised to be the lynchpins of successful communities, why do we continue to tolerate the sex discrimination and exploitation that has left 500 million in abject poverty and another one billion on the edge of it?

600 Teachers Killed By Boko Haram, 19,000 Displaced

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers(NUT), Com. Michael Olukoya, said that the union has lost over 600 of its members to Boko Haram attacks.  According to him, 308 teachers were killed in Borno, 75 in Adamawa, 18 in Yobe, 25 in Kaduna, 120 in Plateau, 63 in Kano and two in Gombe states.

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Nigeria's Challenges Affect All of Us

More than 7 million Nigerian children of primary school age -  more than any other country in the world - remain outside the school system, and 62% of those children are girls.

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One of the Fortunate Few

In Nigeria, more than 10.5 million children are out of school.  The vast majority of those children are in the northern region of the country, and most of them are girls.  Twelve-year-old Nailatu is one of the fortunate few girls in school in the region.

African Art: A Powerful Teaching Tool

Nigerian Funerary ClothPCNAF helps teachers internationalize their curriculum.  We believe African art can serve as a powerful vehicle for learning about and appreciating African culture.  Students can experience the cultural richness and diversity of Africa through its art.

*Image information: Funerary shrine cloth - Okon Akpan Abuje, born ca. 1900 - Afaha clan, Anang peoples - Nigeria Late 1970s - Commercial cotton cloth, cotton thread H x W: 344.8 x 153 cm (135 3/4 x 60 1/4 in.) Museum purchase 84-6-9 Photograph by Franko Khoury National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution