who we are
Education as a Vaccine (EVA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2000, registered in Nigeria and in the United States to improve the health and development of children, adolescents and young people. EVA envisions a Nigeria where children and young people reach their full potentials, and work to build and implement innovative and sustainable mechanism for improved quality of life for vulnerable children and young people. 

Using child and youth-friendly approaches, the organization strengthens the capacities of children, young people and other stakeholders to facilitate and sustain social change in the area of health, protection and education through integrated programming.

The organizational programming priorities are aligned to the achievement of at least 7 Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on providing innovative, efficient and effective sexual and reproductive health, child rights and youth-friendly services.

The organization has its headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja and five field offices in Benue, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Kano and Cross River states. These state offices are supported technically by the headquarters. Since its establishment, the organization has successfully contributed to the improvement in the health and development of over 1,000,000 children and young people in Nigeria.

The organization was founded on the premise that children and young people can play a significant role in development if given the necessary resources. In line with this principle, EVA has full-time staff and volunteers distributed across six states, who are mainly young people.  These young people are directly responsible for developing intervention ideas and implementing the projects in the field.  The utilization of this strategy has facilitated community entry and sustained the interest/participation of young people in its activities.