Donor: USAID • Partner: International Rescue Committee (IRC) •Timeframe: Oct. 2021 – Sept. 2026

USAID Opportunities to Learn (OTL) in Nigeria

IDP is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and other consortium members, including Plan International, Restoration of Hope Initiative (ROHI), and American University of Nigeria (AUN), to implement USAID’s Opportunities to Learn (OTL) project in northeastern Nigeria. OTL supports the immediate education needs of out of school children and youth in Borno and Yobe states through safer new and existing non-formal education. The project’s goal is to ensure that out of school children and youth in Borno and Yobe states are safely able to gain foundational skills, including literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional skills in order to progress to higher levels of education, training and/or engagement in the workforce.

Project Highlights

  • Ensuring teaching and learning materials in non-formal learning centers are grounded in Universal Design for Learning
  • Supporting the development of training modules, capacity building plans, and policies that are reflective of principles of inclusive education
  • Providing technical assistance to review assessment data related to children with disabilities
  • Engaging with Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and other community organizations, including youth advocacy networks, to promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in non-formal education