Society for the Improvement of Rural People(SIRP)

Society for the Improvement of Rural People is an NGO registered in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Limited By Guarantee status with RC no:371,555. Its head office is located at No:112 Zik Avenue, Uwani, Enugu. Since 2011 we have we have been involved in developing school governance frameworks, with support from the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria(ESSPIN) in Enugu State, Nigeria. This framework is utilising the instrumentality of School Based Management Committees to improve school governance that would guarantee education access and quality. Currently, we are implementing ESSPIN's SBMC Consolidation activities (2014-2016) in Udi, Nkanu West and Aninri local government areas of Enugu State. Our key activity implementation thrust are: - Advocacy to schools to deal with issues of Inclusive education - Providing support to SBMC functionality,women and children's committees in the 3 LGAs. Our strategies currently are : - Encouraging communities to identify and express problems for education access and quality. - Mentoring SBMC officials on Resource mobilisation etc. - Promoting solutions at school, LGEA and State level. - Monitoring and documenting processes and results. We would wish to be part of the ultimate success story of DEEPEN. We will adopt the M4P methodology when enlisted to work for DEEPEN. The M4P methodology which builds on our experiences working on ESSPIN would help facilitate: .a more transparent,inclusive and favourable regulatory environment for private schools, .increased access to financial products and services for parents and schools. .access toquality,yetaffordable school improvement services,and .increased availability of media platforms to discuss education issues and provide information on good schooling practices.