TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Empowering communities with
access to education, skills & basic amenities.
We are a non-governmental organization that curates educational, digital, technical and social programs to support marginilized communities and empower children and youth in Nigeria and across Africa.
Steering demand-driven impact in communities
Steer initiative is passionate about three core areas, access to education, access to technical skills, and provision of basic amenities to communities. Our priority is to drive social change and contribute to sustainable development across Africa.
We work where change is needed! We prioritize where demand is high! We collaborate with people of like passion!
“Steer is currently rooted in West Africa but has the vision to reach more people beyond the continent.”
— Steer Education
Steer organically identifies children and youths, who have no access to education and creates tailored programs to sponsor their education. We also proactively design digital skills programs, to provide teachers, instructors, and institutions with the technical capacity to strengthen their education system.
— Steer Skill Acquisition
Steer organizes skill acquisition programs for diverse groups of people to support their journey to financial freedom by training them on specific skills and trade that will over time serve as a source of income for them. Our skill acquisition program includes the use of digital tools, learning of a trade, and access to professional courses and programs.
— Steer Social Outreach
Our social outreaches are structured to bring Steer’s volunteers together with communities in need of support through a participatory solution delivery system. Steer organizes social outreaches to address social issues, such as lack of access to basic amenities, food, and sanitary materials in communities.
We have a mission to solve basic problems
We continuously identify and develop programs that are designed to give children and youth that are financially constrained the opportunity to quality education, food and trade skills for a better life.
We write about our work and a lot of other events that we support and partner with. We invite you to read all about it.
Steer Initiative Launches its Teachers’ Digital Training Program
In 2017, a lot of Nigerians expressed their dismay over the failure of 22,000 teachers who failed the competency test conducted by the Kaduna state government for its teachers.
A call to Action to increase Access to Education in Nigeria
In July 2021, President Muhammad Buhari while attending the Global Education Summit in London, UK pledged to increase funding of education in the country.
Empowering Teachers: An Overview Steer’s World Teachers’ Day in Niger State in 2022
Quite recently, there was an uphill climb of excitement for teachers as the UK government gives teachers in Nigeria, the opportunity to migrate to work in the UK.
What People Say About Us
We have made significant impact in peoples’ lives and these are the reasons why we do what we do.
Sunday Daniel - Coach, Teach For Nigeria
“Steer Initiative facilitated a training session on Accessibility in the Digital Classroom and shared groundbreaking practices that can make learning inclusive and accessible to all students. I am grateful to the Steer Initiative for the opportunity to facilitate the session and connect with educators like myself who are driving excellent learning in their various spaces.”
Margaret Noah, Student
“I am grateful to God for a great senior secondary school education and for sending Steer Initiative to support me throughout the process. Their support empowered me with the resources that helped me prepare and pass my exams. May God bless the team at Steer Initiative.”
Fajana Praise Ayomide - Student
“I have been a scholar under Steer initiative Keep Girls in School Scholarship Program (KGIS) since my SS 2. Ever since Steer initiative came into my life they have been consistent in paying my school fees and I do not have the fear of being chased out of the class any more. Steer Initiative has been supportive to me and my family academically and financially. God bless steer Initiative.”
You can also support us
Our work would not be possible without the work of our dedicated volunteers, partners and sponsors. We need your help to reach more people and communities.