Nigeria is a country located near the West coast of Africa. It has a diverse set of geographical features, where there are three distinct geographical areas: the Southern Region, the Central Region, and the Northern Region. The Southern Region of Nigeria is mainly the most developed region economically. Here, most of the country’s oil reserves exist. The Central Region of Nigeria is the least developed area of Nigeria, as the population of this region compared to the land area, is very small. The Northern region of Nigeria went through a lot of change recently, which means it now consists of a lot of trading ports. Nigeria is also rich with diversity of its ethnic groups; around 250, in fact. Some of these groups include the Hausa, the Yoruba, and the Igbo peoples. In terms of education, when Nigeria had been colonized by the British, schools was very scarcely funded. Even though Nigeria is an independent country now, many schools are still underfunded, which means that there are children who are not receiving the proper education they need to succeed in the future.
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In Nigeria, Strive2Thrive Edu works with underserved students to provide service aligning with three of the UN’s sustainable development goals. We are closely partnered with an underserved orphanage in Nigeria to provide orphans with the education they need, in the form of our high quality English, Computer Science, Math, and Health and Hygiene classes (aligning with goals 4 and 17). Another one of Strive2Thrive Edu’s main goals is to reduce inequality among different socioeconomic groups (aligning with goal number 10). In many countries, there are large gaps between the students in the underserved areas and the students in the richer parts of the country. This means that in the future, this cycle will continue. In Nigeria, by providing high quality education to underserved orphans, we are helping to close the large socioeconomic gap between the richer areas of Nigeria and the poorer areas, thus, breaking the cycle.