Michael Abdullahi – BACK2SCHOOL

Date grant awarded: February 28, 2019

Michael Abdullahi grew up on the verge of being not welcome at school as a result of lack of funds. He was raised by his mother, who did not possess a formal education however worked tirelessly to save money to purchase the most expensive gift, that being education for her son. As a result of that hard work, Michael has a voice that people want to listen to.

BACK2SCHOOL is a non-profit project in Kogi State, Nigeria that works with like minded volunteers to address the education of children of impoverished families in low income communities. This support is achieved through storytelling, mentoring, life skills, and helping out of school youth to enter into the classroom. Michael believes that every child deserves quality education because it is through education that they can change the circumstances they inherit, thereby changing the narrative.