1 Million Teachers announces commencement of HH MS11 SDG challenge


1 Million Teachers, a Canada based social enterprise that provides access to high quality teacher education to severely underserved communities around the world, is pleased to announce the official commencement of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II Social Development Goals Challenge, code-named HH MS11 SDG Challenge.

The HH MS11 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 USD 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.

According to His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, who doubles as Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1 Million Teachers in Nigeria and Board Member of its parent organization, 1 Million Teachers Canada, “The initiative is my personal contribution to the development of education and the realization of both SDG 4 and SDG 5, which are centred around ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls. I am indeed excited about the project and its future impact on the education sector.”

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II also added that, “through an endowment fund, the grants will progressively grow in number of awards and amounts in the coming years through the participation of family and close associates, who believe and share the same ideas about education.”

Announcing the official commencement, Chief Executive Officer, 1 Million Teachers, Hakeem Subair said, “We are indeed excited about this initiative. 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.

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