Sep 18, 2020

GEANCO Scholarship for Girls Update

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Nigeria have been closed since April.  Our scholarship recipients have been quarantined in their villages throughout Nigeria.  We continue to monitor their physical and mental well-being.

The girls have no access to smartphones, computers, school lessons, or reading materials. They don’t even have paper books to read. We therefore have donated tablets to our scholarship girls and hundreds of other students to help them continue reading and learning during their quarantine. We have partnered with Worldreader to preload those tablets with hundreds of West African books.  We are also donating tablets and Worldreader apps to our partner schools in Ibadan, Enugu, Abuja and Jos.

Aug 25, 2020

Our COVID Initiatives in Nigeria

As the coronavirus pandemic took fatal hold in the country, GEANCO has provided local health workers, traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and our partner hospitals with much-needed PPE. We also trained them on COVID-19 precautionary measures using the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. From March - June, we donated over 50,000 gloves, face masks, sanitizer, disinfectant, soap and hand-wash buckets to these heroic frontline healthcare workers. We plan to donate more as funding allows this fall and winter.

We provided critical support to Nigerian schoolchildren quarantined in their villages with no means of mental stimulation and engagement – no laptops, no smartphones, no physical books. We have provided 240 tablets preloaded with educational software and hundreds of West African books to Nigerian youth all over the country. These tablets allowed our partner schools to initiate successful remote learning programs, ensuring these students won’t be hindered in their continued educational progress and advancement.

We were proud to partner with Yahoo! to present STOR14S, a children’s fiction podcast series supporting our coronavirus initiatives.  Listen to stories read by acclaimed actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, David Oyelowo, Zoe Saldana, Jeff Daniels, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and more.

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May 27, 2020

GEANCO Scholarship for Girls Update

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Nigeria have been closed since April.  Our scholarship recipients are back home in their villages through Nigeria.  We continue to monitor their physical and mental well-being.

The girls have no access to smartphones, computers, school lessons, or reading materials. They don’t even have paper books to read. We are therefore donating tablets to our scholarship girls to help them continue reading and learning during their quarantine. We have partnered with Worldreader to preload those tablets with hundreds of West African books.  We are also donating tablets and Worldreader apps to our partner schools in Ibadan, Enugu, Abuja and Jos.

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