The Educational Cooperation Society (ECS) is a non-profit, non-government organization incorporated in Nigeria. ECS is aimed at promoting educational and welfare programmes in Nigeria. It was started in 1968 and formally incorporated in 1974.
The educational projects advanced by ECS help the participants to broaden the horizons of their education and to acquire the much needed culture to be responsible citizens and well groomed individuals. They also aim at increasing their sense of responsibility and help them use their freedom better. The formation provided encompasses the human, professional, educational, spiritual and moral aspects of life. These projects include University residences and Study centres e.g. Helmbridge Study Centre (Lagos), Irawo University Centre (Ibadan), Hillpoint University Centre (Enugu), Akoka Study centre (Lagos), etc.
In addition to these educational projects, ECS also promotes rural development projects that further equity and indigenous development in rural areas of Nigeria. These projects improve the quality of education available in these communities by helping to provide infrastructure and materials needed. This is done in conjunction with NGOs, both local and international, who provide these aids. The communities are also helped to learn how to improve their own lives, by participating in these projects to their own capacity. Training courses are also organized for the teachers to increase their knowledge and teaching expertise.
An instance of these efforts is the joint work with the Itamapako Community Leaders, Women group and the Parents-Teachers Forum to promote Gender Equality and attend to social needs in Abidagba, Ereji, Iloti and Iroto communities.
Other projects also aim at providing quality and accessible health care services for communities. Outreach programmes are carried out as well on several issues, and the communities are helped to progress not just educationally and health wise, but also socially.
For more details on the ECS projects, click on the links for the corresponding projects.
The projects and programmes promoted by the Educational Co-operation Society are divided into eight basic groups as seen below.
By means of these projects, Educational Cooperation Society has for several years been making a substantial contribution towards solving a number of specific problems in the Nigerian Society.