Education provides children with opportunities to escape poverty, gain a voice in their community and experience a better quality of life. But worldwide, more than 120 million children are unable to attend school.
Education is a very key tool in developing and preparing our youths for future tasks. YBI believes in using education, whether formal or informal, to develop the creative minds of our youths. To this end, YBI has one of its educational products as;
Nabel Kiddies Academy
NKA is a place where kids are nurtured and cared for, while also developing their creative minds by teaching them with the latest teaching aids and tools used in USA and Britain.
Early life education is very important in building a strong educational foundation for kids. The quality of early education received by children will go a long way to shape their thinking and mentality as well as creative minds. This will also ensure a strong academic foundation. That is why we believe at Nabel Kiddies Academy that, helping to teach kids creativity at a tender age will help them develop problem solving skills which are a vital ingredients and qualities of a good leader.
Another Educational initiative by YBI is the in-school and Out of school Scrabble clubs. In the past, several writers had used different phrases and sentences to describe the poor level of reading habits among Africans especially Nigerians e.g., ”if you want to hide anything from a black man put it in the pages of a book and they will never bother to look at it” . In this time of information Technology, we need to constantly explore all the avenues of information sharing and one such ways is to read widely.
Classroom education is not the end of learning, the process of learning continues, as long as we want to be abreast of the happenings around us and learn ways we can contribute our own quota to ease the social problem being faced by our people.
In Nigeria and most part of Africa, aside the fact that there is no motivation to go to school; most people come from poor homes and backgrounds. There is need to motivate children and encourage them to read and know how to explore the different means of getting information. It is said that readers are leaders and if we must develop strong leaders, we must inculcate the habit of reading in our students and young people.
Scrabble is a word game in which 2 to 4 players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board marked with a 15 x 15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary. It is played as a leisure game and it can be played professionally too. Playing it is educative, informative as well as entertaining; one can make a living from it, playing it professionally or for leisure will motivate and encourage the players to read wide in order to be good at the game.
To be the best in the game one needs to have the power of vocabulary, the more words one knows the better the chances of being a better opponent in a game. This will no doubt encourage the habit of reading among students who wants to be good at the game; they will pass well in their academics and be able to do research works.
- To establish Scrabble Clubs in Secondary Schools and encourage inter – school competition among schools annually.
- To empower young people by organizing Scrabble clubs within communities and encouraging them to participate actively as a means of reducing idleness, crime and engagement in other activities that predisposes them to danger.
- Build future leaders by encouraging them to read so as to be effective leaders.
- Create employment opportunities.