What we do

We aid marginalized school children and communities

We run programs that are focused on developing the emotional, social and mental capabilities of marginalized primary school aged children.

Our Core Programs

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Programs

This is our opportunity to increase the number of primary school pupils in Nigeria, who can read. According to the World Bank, among 10-year-old children in countries like Nigeria, 7 out of every 10 cannot understand a simple written text. Through our DEAR program, we conduct storybook drives and donate these storybooks to low-income primary schools and marginalized communities across Nigeria. We also support primary schools by training their teachers in basic phonics as a way of helping the pupils learn how to read any text. After all, big words come from small words. 

Paragon Train Club

This is our opportunity to develop socio-emotional learning skills among children attending low-income primary schools in Nigeria so that they can be better leaders of themselves and others. According to UNICEF, socio-emotional learning empowers children to be confident, embody values such as empathy, help them manage emotions & impulses, reduce violence, and enhance their academic success. Through the Paragon Train Club, we use a combination of the Nigerian Civic Education curriculum, the Emory University Social, Emotional, Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) curriculum, and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) curriculum to help primary school children develop socio-emotional skills such as compassion, empathy, kindness, and mindfulness.

Tech for Every Gen-Alpha (TEGA)

This is our opportunity to increase ICT knowledge among children from low-income communities. According to a joint report by UNICEF and ITU, 2 out of every 3 school-age children, or 1.3 billion children aged 3-17 years old, do not have access to the internet. Families with low income will struggle with the resources needed to aid the acquisition of ICT knowledge. This deficit in knowledge can affect children’s academic outcomes and make them unable to compete fairly in life. With our TEGA program, our goal is to teach and equip primary school-aged children with digital literacy in a bid to bridge the digital divide.