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Opeifa, Global Teacher Prize finalist embarks on mission to digitalise education

Olasunkanmi Opeifa, Visionary Educator and Global Teacher Prize Finalist, Empowers Classrooms with Cutting-Edge Technology and Graduates Students from Life-Changing Literacy Project
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In a dazzling display of innovation and educational excellence, Olasunkanmi Opeifa, a finalist for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize in 2020, continues to blaze a trail in the field of education. With the generous support of the esteemed Global Teacher Prize winner, Ranjitsinh Disale, Opeifa has embarked on a remarkable journey to equip classrooms with an array of digital gadgets, transforming the learning experience into a captivating and immersive adventure.

Olasunkanmi Opeifa’s visionary initiative is masterfully bridging the digital divide that has long hindered educational progress in Nigerian schools. Thanks to the generous funds received from the 2020 Global Teacher Prize winner, Ranjitsinh Disale, Opeifa has triumphantly furnished educators with an arsenal of cutting-edge tools and resources that breathe life into traditional teaching methods. This infusion of technology empowers teachers with an unprecedented level of creativity, while simultaneously igniting a fiery passion within students to embrace the boundless possibilities of digital learning.

The latest feather in Opeifa’s cap comes in the form of a resplendent digital classroom commissioned at Government Day Secondary School Karu by  Okhilua Maria, Directory and Head of Department Measurements and Evaluation FCT Secondary Education Board.

This remarkable achievement, unveiled in a glorious ceremony, represents a quantum leap forward in transforming traditional classrooms into futuristic hubs of knowledge and exploration. Equipped with state-of-the-art projectors, interactive boards, projector screens, whiteboards, computers, internet devices, and alternative power supply systems, this digital haven promises to revolutionise the way students absorb and engage with educational content.

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Director and Head of Department Measurements & Evaluation FCT, Mrs Okhilua Maria during the commissioning of the lab.

However, Opeifa’s trailblazing journey does not end there. Alongside this monumental accomplishment, over 20 students were celebrated for their remarkable graduation from the life-changing Phenomenon Literacy Project. Spearheaded by Opeifa himself, this groundbreaking initiative was specifically designed to address reading difficulties and provide much-needed support to struggling learners. Through a combination of targeted interventions, specialised literacy training, and unwavering dedication, Opeifa and his team have nurtured these students, enabling them to conquer their challenges and develop an insatiable appetite for reading.

Olasunkanmi Opeifa’s profound impact on the educational landscape continues to reshape the future of education in Nigeria, empowering both teachers and students alike. By harnessing the immense power of digital technology and spearheading pioneering initiatives such as the Phenomenon Literacy Project, Opeifa is driving an unstoppable wave of positive change within classrooms, ensuring that every student, regardless of their circumstances, has an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed.

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Opeifa addressing educators and everyone present.

His unwavering commitment to educational excellence, coupled with an unwavering passion for transforming lives, serves as a radiant beacon of inspiration for educators worldwide. 

Olasunkanmi Opeifa’s transformative endeavors not only enrich the educational landscape but also redefine the very essence of teaching, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of students fortunate enough to cross his path.

On Phenomenon-Edu Impact

Phenomenon-Edu Impact, an organisation dedicated to empowering young learners, is delighted to celebrate a significant academic and life-skill milestone achieved by their #Phenomenon_Girls. After adopting 30 girls from a nearby primary school in September 2022, the organisation embarked on a transformative journey to address their individual reading challenges, ultimately preparing them for the Common Entrance Examinations.

The journey began with the implementation of the Lexplore Software, an innovative tool that enabled Phenomenon-Edu Impact to assess the girls’ reading abilities comprehensively. The software not only accurately diagnosed their reading challenges but also recommended tailored interventions and provided the necessary materials to facilitate their progress.

Over the course of six months, the dedicated team at Phenomenon-Edu Impact engaged the #Phenomenon_Girls in targeted interventions, instilling in them the confidence and skills needed to become independent and proficient readers. Through a combination of personalised instruction, guided practice, and engaging literacy activities, the girls made remarkable strides in their reading abilities.

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Today, a joyous celebration was held to honor the achievements and growth of the #Phenomenon_Girls as they prepare to face the Common Entrance Examinations with newfound confidence. The girls, once grappling with varying degrees of reading challenges, now stand as shining examples of determination and resilience.

Phenomenon-Edu Impact would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the MSII SDG FUND, Christine Nasserghodsi, and TedprimeHub for their invaluable support in sustaining this transformative initiative. Their generosity and commitment to education have played a vital role in empowering these girls and creating a lasting impact on their lives.

The success of the #Phenomenon_Girls is a testament to the effectiveness of personalised interventions, dedicated educators, and supportive partnerships. Phenomenon-Edu Impact remains steadfast in its mission to empower young learners and will continue to provide targeted interventions, innovative tools, and a nurturing environment to help students overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

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Opeifa wth the Phenomenon_Girls

As the #Phenomenon_Girls embark on their academic journey, they carry with them the invaluable lessons learned, the joy of reading, and the belief in their own capabilities. Phenomenon-Edu Impact celebrates their achievements and looks forward to witnessing the positive impact they will continue to make in their lives and communities.


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