INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, AND LEAD CHANGE
The IQRA Foundation is an international non-governmental organization whose main focus is to empower the sub-saharan African youth through literacy. A special focus is made to the education of young women . TIF programs operate in West Africa. Currently in Oyo State, Lagos State, and Ebonyi Nigeria.
Although progress has been made, illiteracy in West Africa still remains the highest in the world, cramping development and weakening its citizens power to adequately effect socio economic change. According to the study 'From closed books to open doors-West Africa’s literacy challenge’ Sixty-five milion West African adults- 40 percent of the adult population -CANNOT READ OR WRITE.
The IQRA Foundation believes that education holds the key to transform the African continent. It is our aim to reach the most disadvantaged youth in West Africa and help them in their quest to become active and productive members of the society. The failing education standards accompanied by high failure rates in external examinations is a feature of Nigeria’s education system in recent years, hence why it is our pilot country. IQRA is motivated to stem the tide and contribute towards an educated population that can sustain economic growth in Africa