Access to Learning and School (ATLAS) initiative is a social enterprise that seeks to address issues of inequalities in access to education and learning particularly in marginalized communities.
ATLAS was inspired by a “back to school” innovation championed by Jacob Henry; a volunteer in a small community in Ikorodu, Lagos. Jacob had tracked, fundraised and enrolled thirty (30) children back to school. His effort sparked a sense of obligation among his peers and friends leading to an ambitious campaign to enroll out of school children in school in form of a Global Social Change Movement with regards to learning.
The Social Enterprise is based in Nigeria with volunteers working in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is because , We believe that ,the development of any society across the globe relies on the knowledge, experiences, skills and attributes of global expertise. The more enriching and diverse the educational experiences provided by ATLAS, the more enriched the individual becomes. Therefore, providing access and opportunities to basic quality education is the first step towards creating a more rounded society.