Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA) Oyo State Chapter

CSACEFA is a national coalition of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) working on Education issues in Nigeria. Forty (40) Education CSOs who came together in the run-up to the year 2000 World Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal formed the coalition. CSACEFA developed a core set of positions and attended the Dakar World Summit to join in the call for quality education for all. The Coalition has since expanded its membership to over Six hundred (600) CSOs covering 36 States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and has been engaging, advocating and inputting to education policies and programmes at Local, National and International levels.

Some credible Education CSOs in Oyo State were part of the initial Forty (40) foundation members of the Coalition. Therefore, the Oyo State Chapter of the Coalition was established in 2001 shortly after the formation of the National body. Member Organisations of the State Chapter meet regularly every last Wednesday of the month at Kola Daisi Foundation Youth Empowerment Centre (KDFYEC) located inside the premises of Ibadan Civic Centre (ICC), Idi-Ape, Ibadan.

Since its formation in 2001, the Oyo State Chapter of the Coalition has executed quite a number of educational projects in the State. In 2003, the State Chapter represented the South-West, Nigeria in conducting an Action-Aid supported research, ‘The Impact of Cost of Access of Education in Nigeria’. In 2007, the State Chapter monitored and evaluated the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) in six Local Government Areas of Oyo State – Olorunsogo, Irepo, Oorelope, Saki West, Saki East and Atisbo. Between 2007 and 2010, the State Chapter was actively involved in the monitoring and evaluation of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) projects in the State. On July 20, 2016, CSACEFA Oyo State Chapter in collaboration with Educare Trust and Kola Daisi Foundation Youth Empowerment Centre organised a joint Deliberative Discussion (DD) on the Current State of Education in Oyo State and issued a communiqué after the discussion. Since 2015, the coalition has been in the forefront of encouraging the state government to access the unprocessed UBEC Funds for the development of basic education in the State. To this end, in 2016, it organised several advocacy visits to the relevant stakeholders in the state and came up with a report on the visits/meetings, ‘For The Sake of The Future’.  Every year, the Oyo State Chapter joins other State Chapters in marking the Global Action Week (GAW) of the Global Campaign on Education (GCE) with relevant activities.

Members of CSACEFA Oyo State Chapter
1. Association of Nigerian Women In Business (ANWIB)
2. Cedars for Human Welfare (CEHUWE)
3. Lifetree Community Care Foundation (LCCF)
4. Community Development Awareness and Health Empowerment Foundation (CDAHEF)
5. Books Addiction Initiative (BAI)
6. Rays of Hope Community Foundation (ROHCF)
7. Youth Emancipation and Resource Agency (YERA)
8. Community Development Voluntary Workers Initiative (CODVOWIN)
9. Vital Empowerment Foundation (VEI)
10. Fortune Health Plus Initiative (FHEPIN)
11. Open Learning Academy Africa (OLAA)
12. Endonamoo Transformation Global Initiative (ETGIN)
13. Doing All To Excel and Stand (DATES)
14. Wake Up Call (WUC)
15. Critical Path Leadership Initiative (CPLI)
16. Rural People Development Initiative (RUPEDIN)
17. Kola Daisi Foundation Youth Empowerment Centre (KDFYEC)
18. Child Development and Concern Foundation (CDCF)
19. Aspiring Generation Foundation (AGF)
20. Educare Trust Nigeria (ET)