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Today being Monday,The Federal Government will  begin an education advocacy programme for young school-aged children
that have been displaced in the North-East states of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe the
Boko Haram.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Internally Displaced
Persons, Dr. Mariam Masha who released a statement said  the programme will involve writing and speech
competition among the children in those states that have been displaced especially those in IDPs.
Marsha said the programme would adopt
the children as the main advocates of education and voices countering
all forms of extreme violence

The statement she released reads…..
“The competition is open to
all school-aged children (8 -18 years old) currently receiving various
forms of education in the Internally Displaced Persons camps and host
communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
This advocacy model will engage the
children in conversations concerning their educational plans, intending
to create a sense of involvement and enhance the success and
sustainability of their education.
The programme, tagged ‘2016 Protecting
Education Advocacy Challenge, PEACH’, will involve school-aged children
residing in the camps and host communities across the three states of
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and will be conducted in three stages.”

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