Children’s Day is celebrated annually in Nigeria on May 27 as a public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children.
It is different from World Children’s Day which is celebrated annually on November 20.
The day which was first observed in 1964, sees a selection of few groups of children for a march past in a parade.
Other organizations also put together entertaining programs for the children while the media analyzes the challenges they are facing in society ranging from their well-being to accessing quality education.
Basically, Children’s Day in Nigeria tends to foster a national gathering and awareness among children while making improvements on their welfare.
The whole society, beyond the children themselves, can play very important roles in making Children’s Day memorable for society and the nation at large.
This day provides Nigeria with an entry-point to make advocacy in promoting the rights of children, an action that can transform Nigeria into a better place for children.
Considering this, the right to quality education has been identified as a necessity for children to have.
Sustainability Development Goal number 4 states the right to quality education and in this part of the world, education has not been readily accessible for children.
This is especially common in sub-Saharan Africa which has the highest rates of exclusion in education.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the educational system has witnessed disruptions as social distancing has enforced classroom learning to virtual classes on edtech platforms.
These edtech platforms deliver classroom experience for children and also provide quality education as stated by SDG.
Amongst these edtech platforms is 9ijakids that has set out to drive education in a fun and engaging way for children beyond the four walls of a classroom.
9ijakids is helping schools and organizations in Nigeria improve learning experiences and knowledge retention by using technology and gamification to create fun & engaging educational content.
The edtech company was founded by three Nigerian sisters who are all passionate about revolutionizing the learning experience of kids, through play, repetition, and practice using fun learning games.
One of the three sisters, Titilope Adewusi is the CEO and Co-founder of 9ijakids. The edtech platform also developed an online and mobile platform that helps children ages 3-13 years understand and retain knowledge as well as excel in their academics using interactive fun games.
9ijakids affords access to more than 200 fun learning games. With the platform, your kids at any stage of their educational journey would have something to turn around their learning.
The platform developed an online learning experience to help children fall in love with learning using games.
With 9ijakids fun interactive games, children remain engaged and motivated during online remote learning resulting in improved learning, knowledge retention and improved grades.
What 9ijakids offers
9ijakids games teach children skills and concepts in a way that is engaging and accessible. Children learn and remember what they have learnt effortlessly when learning is fun.
Learning that children love
Children don’t dread doing school work when it’s fun and engaging. With 9ijakids games, children are excited to learn and revise their school work.
Focuses on total development
9ijakids games don’t just cover the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. It promotes values, financial literacy and explores the sights, sounds, food, & people of Nigeria.
Eliminates stress of marking worksheets
Marking worksheets can be stressful. With 9ijakids games, children get instance feedback on their performance and no marking required for the parents.
“Wherever your kids are in their educational journey, there is something for them to turn around their learning.”
The platform offers different categories of its shops to users:
- KS1 (Year 1-2)
- KS2 (Year 3-5)
- Junior Secondary School
- Financial literacy
You can click here to check its latest games
9jakids Activity Books
9jakids STEM Activity Book consists of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths Activity Book.
It also has books with the age range 3-5 and 7-12.
NB: To access the games you have to login here.
Titi Adewusi has been embarking on a rigorous campaign since its launch. In one of her many quest, she found out that kids in public schools lack the devices, technology and internet to access these games.
Based on this run, the 9jakids team made the games available on phones for the kids in 2020.
Titi explained that the idea behind sharing the game is to open their mind to using technology to learn in a fun and engaging way.
While still emphasizing the importance of games to learning, Adewusi insisted that when kids do activities in a fun way, it gets them engaged and they tend to effortlessly remember
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