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About Us

L4L Nigeria (L4LN) is a non-profit social enterprise with the aim of providing screen-based technology to Nigerian teachers and children as a learning tool in order for them to embrace the 21st century.

Mission

L4LI’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest children through access to screen-base technology to become technically competent and confident and productive citizens of the future.

 “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”
– Malcolm X

About the programme

The world of the future will be dominated by screen technology and by providing access to this L4LI believes they are preparing today’s young children for tomorrow.

 L4LI believes that the education received by school aged children lays down the foundation for life and impacts directly on the effectiveness of secondary and tertiary education. Young school aged children are unafraid of technology, they are curious and ready to learn. They do not lack capability, they lack resources and opportunities. L4L aims to provide both of these.

Children learn best through doing and actively exploring their environment. L4LI believes strongly in child-centered learning and in the L4L Computer Clubhouse the teacher is there to facilitate the learning process and encourage collaborative as well as individual explorations through screen based technology.

We aim to provide each child with access to screen based technology as part of an after school programme of activities. Thus each child will become familiar with the latest development in communication technology and confident in its use. This opportunity will enable them to learn, explore, experiment and express themselves in productive ways that will ultimately bring about transformative change in their communities.

The first L4L Computer Club was opened in Lagos, Nigeria in April 2012.

Who We Are

L4LN TEAM

 

Tomi Davies

Harry ’Tomi Davies (TD) is recognized as an expert in IT-led business transformation from a background of FTSE 100 level companies in the UK, USA and Africa. TD mentors individuals and advises organizations globally, blogs and maintains a significant network of connections, friends and followers on most major social media platforms. He is a captivating public speaker whose goal of “maximizing the creation of social and economic value using digital technologies” led to his leadership of Nigeria’s involvement in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative created by his friend Nicholas Negroponte.

The CEO of TVCLabs a Technology Business Incubation Company based in Lagos, Nigeria, TD sits on the Boards of Sproxil, Strika Entertainment, TechnoVision Communications and PeoplePrime.

As Head of IT Research he developed the first ever Marks & Spencer plc website. As an Executive Consultant in the eCommerce Practice at Ernst & Young he helped AB&B HQ Zurich, Switzerland develop and implement a 100 country global e-Business strategy. As Strategy Director at Sapient Inc. he helped reorganize Siemens HQ Munich, Germany’s Wireless Engineering Division for UMTS and developed the UK Governments award winning DirectGov website for HMG Cabinet Office. As Chief Operating Officer for Alteq.ict he was Project Director for the World Banks Integrated Payroll & Personnel Information System (IPPIS) 6-Ministry 50,000 user project for the Federal Government of Nigeria. As Chief Operating Officer of Mobitel he led the deployment of the first Wimax 16e based 4G mobile broadband network in Lagos Nigeria.

Carolyn Hall, MBE

Carolyn has an Education and Development Aid background with a UK Teacher’s Certificate and an MSc in Development Economics from Bradford University. She has lived and worked in Nigeria since 1972 firstly with the Kaduna and Borno State Ministries of Education in the 1970‘s and in the early 80’s established the Maiduguri International Primary School in Maiduguri. In 1989 she joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Lagos, to set up their Environmental Education Department and developed a comprehensive schools programme which included school conservation clubs, teacher training workshops, a national Art & Essay Competition and the publication of a children’s’ environmental magazine, ‘Tortoise”. She later worked as a Development Aid Consultant to National Governments in Ghana, Swaziland, China, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan and to Shell, Gabon. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE in Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours List for ‘Services to education and environmental awareness in Nigeria”.

Abimbola Okoya

Abimbola studied Business Administration in the UK. She also has an MSc in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility as well as an MA in Marketing Management from UK and US institutions. She is a CIM certified marketer with over 13 year’s professional experience with both Nigerian and Multinational organizations. She has worked with the public and private sectors on projects related to the Nigerian “Support – A – School” programme and is also a World Bank trained development facilitator. She is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of AOMS Marketing Solutions and has worked with various stakeholders in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, UK, US, Switzerland, etc.

Phil Hall, OBE

Phil has over 40 years experience in Nigeria predominantly in the environmental sector. He initially worked for the State Government as the Chief Ecologist in NE Nigeria for 15 years and was responsible for the development of a protected area policy for the region. In 1987 he moved to Lagos to join the Nigerian Conservation Foundation as the Technical Director and helped to establish the NGO as the foremost environmental NGO in Nigeria. Subsequently he set up Pro-Natura in Nigeria focusing on Community Development Programmes in the Niger Delta and then joined the Leventis Group where he is responsible for the development of a range of environmental programmes. He is on the Board of numerous NGOs in the country and in 2000 was awarded the OBE by the British Government for Services to Conservation and Human Rights in Nigeria.

Tunde Arogunmati

Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Ife, Nigeria (B.Sc., 1982). Founding Member; Port Harcourt Metropolitan Jaycees (JCI – Junior Chamber International), 1983. President; Nigeria-Britain Association, (2010-). Social & Business Enterprise Consultant with experience in Integrated Construction. Management, Tourism, Aviation, Social & Corporate Relationship Development and Global Enterprise Network Management.

Funmi Onabolu

A marketing communications practitioner with over 32years experience, Funmi has had a career spanning broadcasting and marketing communications. After working in TV and Radio Broadcasting he joined Insight Communications in 1982 becoming COO in 1989 and Executive Director in 1991. He founded COSSE in 1995 to champion Experiential Marketing and Brand Activation in Nigeria. Funmi is a past President of the  Association Of Advertising Agencies In Nigeria[ AAAN];  Fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) ;Board member, Advertising Practitioners’ Council of Nigeria[APCON]; Chairman, Advertising Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee[APDC]; Past Chairman of AAAN LAIF Management board. [ Nigeria’s Creative Awards]; Member, Institute of Directors; Member, International Special Events Society; Trustee , Steve Rhodes Foundation.

Ayo Kusamotu

Ayo Kusamotu a practicing lawyer, obtained a LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Lagos in 1997 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998. He was an associate in the leading firms of Ayanlaja, Adesanya & Co, Clarke, Parko & Co. and Abdulai Taiwo & Co. Since 2001 has pioneered a boutique law firm, Kusamotu & Kusamotu whose hallmark is ‘thinking out of the box’ and exploring unchartered areas of law. He is involved in charitable organizations as Director of Internetbar.org (an American Not for Profit Organization), One Laptop Per Child Ltd/Gte and Ohada Club of Nigeria. He was a member of the Presidential Task Force that drafted intellectual property legislation in 2001 and was an adviser to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in negotiations with the European Union on economic partnership agreements.

Diana Johnson

Diana studied Fine Art and Mass Communication in the U.K. and America. She has 20 years experience in the hospitality and entertainment sectors. She is both a certified professional trainer in customer service and a trained experiential facilitator. She has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Nigeria and has coordinated training programs in Nigeria, England, Ghana and Sierra Leone. She was a founding Director of Team Building Africa and is now a director of Team Management Partners Limited. She brings to the company her expertise in people management and training, and creative organization.

What We Do

L4L Nigeria (L4LN) is a non-profit social enterprise with the aim of providing screen-based technology to Nigerian teachers and children as a learning tool in order for them to embrace the 21st century.

Our Approach

L4L Nigeria’s goal is to provide primary school teachers and school-age children in Nigeria with screen-based technologies, software applications, digital content, training and a conducive environment that will empower them to learn, explore, experiment and express themselves in creative and productive ways that will ultimately bring about transformative change in their communities. Our focus is on public primary schools in both rural and urban areas.

The sustainable process includes:

  • School Identification
  • Community Awareness and Participation
  • Teachers Training and Selection
  • Renovation of Classrooms
  • Implementation of the L4L Club House and Running for A 3 Year Period

Our Impact

For the past year L4L has been running a pilot project in Kuramo Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos, the objective of which was to develop a replicable programme for school aged children across Nigeria. L4L provided technical and soft skills training for the teachers, laptops for the teachers and students, internet access and on-going technical support. Activities are centered on the L4L Club, an after-school activity which is open to all children in primary 4-6. Each child has access to his/her own laptop as do teachers who are there to facilitate the learning process using a ‘learning by doing’ approach.

The club activities take place in the L4L Clubhouse, a classroom dedicated for the exclusive use of L4L which has been completely refurbished to provide a conducive and modern environment in which the children and teachers can immerse themselves in the world of ICT. By the end of the 2011/2012 school year over 150 children will have been exposed to using a laptop, become familiar with the screen-based technology, learnt how to search the internet and send emails.

OUR SERVICES

L4L Club House

  • IT enabled after-school recreational facility(refurbished, specially designed, dedicated, purpose built)
  • An inclusive package which includes stakeholder engagement, soft skills training, technical training, classroom renovation, supply of technical equipment and on-going monitoring and evaluation.
  • Set up takes 6 months
  • Expected 3 years sponsors commitment

L4L Summer Club

  • 6 weeks certified club, you pay for your child and another public school child. Public school child selected will be means tested.
  • Intensive summer club geared towards the IT skills development of primary 4-6 school children, during the summer holidays.
  • Includes soft skills training and activities for the children and a free lunch daily.

L4L Training Institute

  • A certified six weeks intensive training course.
  • Learning and soft skills using computers to that purpose.
  • Screen as tool to help teach and learn.
  • Cognitive and training skills to help teach and learn.
  • Technology enabled learning.
  • Geared towards students, teachers and professionals.

Partners

L4L Nigeria welcomes the partnership of governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, organizations, foundations, individuals and volunteers to support the promotion of technology enabled learning to Nigerian school aged children. Our partners help us to develop today’s Nigerian children with the appropriate skills, understanding and confidence in the application of this technology to become productive global citizens of tomorrow.

We would like to thank the following organizations:

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We are also indebted to the support of:

  • Nigerian Ministry of Education
  • Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board
  • Lagos State Eti-Osa Local Government
  • Lagos Mainland Local Government
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