In a concerted effort to enhance education and address pressing social issues, three civil society organizations alongside dedicated individuals under the umbrella of School Outreach for Better Education (SOBE) have embarked on a transformative outreach campaign across the Abuja metropolis.

The initiative, spearheaded by A New Thing International Foundation, Caleb Initiative for Drug Abuse Awareness, Ikio’s Foundation, Notchlens , Julie Education Foundation, Kingcity Global Solutions, Hearts and Frames, May Foundation and other passionate individuals aims to engage, enlighten, and empower adolescents and young adults on pertinent geo-social matters. Topics covered include comprehensive sex education, substance abuse prevention, and anti-bullying strategies, among others.

Throughout the month of March, the coalition visited numerous educational institutions, including Pace Setters School, Government Secondary School Airport, Government Day Secondary School Dutse Alhaji, and several others across various communities in Abuja.

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Ambassador Kenneth Anetor, the Executive Director of A New Thing Foundation and Consultant to the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, emphasized that this initiative marks the inception of a nationwide series of outreach programs dedicated to fostering education and eradicating social vices hindering the academic progress of adolescents.

Anetor urged well-meaning Nigerians, governmental bodies, private organizations, and fellow NGOs to unite with the coalition of passionate individuals and groups committed to advancing educational development.

The collaborative efforts of SOBE and its partnering organizations reflect a collective determination to create a brighter future for Nigerian youth by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and support to navigate societal challenges and excel academically.

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