About Us

The Innovative Child Network addresses the interlocking issues of literacy and youth unemployability by providing skill-based education to kids within the age of 5 to 17 in rural and low-income schools and communities. 

Our overarching guiding principle is the achievement of SDG4 of provision of quality education in Nigeria. To this end, we raise funds and have programmes such as the 1Child1Book campaign, wherein we distribute books to identified rural and low-income schools.

More specifically, our programmes, events and educational inclusive projects are designed on the Battelle for Kids P21 Framework for 21st-century skills, adopted for its success in integrating 21st-century skills with core academic subjects. Our selection of this framework rests on our aim of developing the African child as a competent, confident, compassionate and conscientious individual, connected to his society and being able to meaningfully contribute to their socio-economic environment. 

Within this larger framework, we use elements of participatory design. Our mentors are not only responsive to expectations of learners, but students themselves lead specific sessions. We aim to create an empowering space where students have ownership over all parts of the learning process, and are able to communicate their learning effectively to their peers in a supportive learning environment.

2019

Started

600+

Children Impacted

10+

Mentors

Our Vision

We envision a society where every child will have the necessary skills to better prepare them for the future, unlocking learning at school and contribute to success, thereby preparing a child for independence of life.

Our Mission

Promoting quality education, for every child.

Our Core Values

We derived our core values from the accronymn CHILD 

We are committed to transforming the society through education and skills development, by being involved in every child’s growth in order to inspire commitment to learning thereby achieving a progressive society, one child at a time.

We live by the principle of being hospitable and communicating same to our innovative kids. We create a hospitable environment to aid a child’s physical, emotional and psychological growth as well as foster learning

We continually design new method, idea and approaches to enable our children learn and adapt quickly thereby growing to become the next generation of innovative thinkers.

We see each child as a leader. We live in a world where powerful leaders are capable of accomplishing great things. No one is born a leader – and so we instill in each child the leadership skills they need to make a positive impact in the world, by increasing access to information, inspire them to work with teams, Empower them and allow them to be independent.

In achieving success in life, hard work must go with diligence. And so, we instill in each child careful and persistent lifestyle (or habit) to scale through and achieve balance in life.

Our Partners

Executive Team

We are building a diverse team with an organizational culture where every team member feels valued and important to the organization’s cause, mission and vision.

Blessing Akpan

Founder

Kaveri Modayil

Research and Content Development

Fehintola Oladele

Social Media lead

Itoro Akpan

Director of Operations

Wini Usman

Graphics Designer

Betty Nwachukwu

 Media and Communications 

Patricia Mmandu Effiong

Youth Leadership and Innovation

Amandi Warusavithana

Director of Partnership and Development

Our Mentors

Our mentors are central to the success of our mentorship programmes. Having an average of 2-4 years of experience in their respective fields, our certified mentors provide between 1-2 hours for their sessions every week.