A male farmer runs grain through his hands against a bright blue sky
VSO/Onye Ubanatu

Nigeria

We've worked in Nigeria since 1961, strengthening inclusive education systems and supporting people to develop secure and resilient livelihoods. Over our long history here, we have worked across all 36 administrative regions.

320,000+

We've reached over 320,000 people since we began working in Nigeria.

818

818 learners are engaging with our inclusive education programmes.

70%

Our rural livelihoods programmes have increased adoption of improved agronomical practices by up to 70%.

Inclusive education

Female Students Nigeria
VSO/Onye Ubanatu

We work to empower girls to access quality education.

We’re working to increase access to, and improve the quality of, basic education for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children in the country – particularly girls, children not in school, and those living with disabilities.

Alongside improving the provision of inclusive teaching and learning, we're tackling some of the barriers to access head-on, by supporting communities in Enugu and Kano states to become more engaged in the education of girls and children with disabilities.

Resilient livelihoods

A man and a woman stand outside talking animatedly
VSO/Onye Ubanatu

Expert volunteers support farming cooperatives to improve their practices and benefit from economies of scale on the global marketplace.

Our rural livelihood programming in Niger, Zamfara and Nasarawa states has increased adoption of improved agronomical practices by up to 70%, whilst raising farmers’ income levels, encouraging crop diversification, and increasing social cohesion within farming cooperatives.

As part of our global partnership with Accenture, the Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) project empowers producer groups to benefit from economies of scale, improving profit margins for some of the country’s most marginalised farmers. We've provided training in leadership and cooperative management, and supported farmers to access sustainable savings, loans and credit facilities, all the while working to mainstream principles of gender equality within the supply chain.

Supporting poor farming households to make a sustainable living

Contact us

We work with a number of partners including the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Accenture, and the Million Hours Fund.

If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:

Postal address: VSO Nigeria, PO Box 2452, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
Office address: No. 5 Mustapha Akanbi Close, Off 69 Road (Mike Adenuga Junior Street), Gwarinpa, Abuja, Nigeria

Tel: 08083804934 / 07032305002 / 0809688944
Email: info.nigeria@vsoint.org

 


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16-year-old Nirmala smiles with her friend, who is carrying a pile of schoolbooks.

Education system strengthening

Developing inclusive education systems that leave no child behind.

Ugandan female farmer carries grain on her head as part of VSO's YELG project
VSO/Ginny Lattul

Resilient rural livelihoods

Supporting fairer outcomes for agricultural communities.