Nov 7, 2019

Every Child Deserves A Textbook!

Every Child Deserves A Textbook!
Every Child Deserves A Textbook!

Textbooks are the most commonly used type of books in schools. Textbooks are especially important to improving learning outcomes in low income countries like Nigeria with large class sizes, a high proportion of unqualified teachers and a shortage of instructional time. Therefore, besides a committed and equipped teacher, well designed textbooks and instructional materials for the teachers and students in appropriate quantities are the most effective way to improve instruction and learning. According to a Global Education Monitoring Report; ‘Textbooks are recognised as core for the new Sustainable Development Goal on education’.

However, in Nigeria, students at all levels either lack books completely or are required to share them expansively with others. Therefore, deprived of textbooks, children spend many of their school hours copying content from the blackboard, which drastically reduces time for engaged learning.The cost of textbooks is indeed a key barrier that prevents children from having access to the learning materials that they need.

This was the reality for  children like Samuel, Alice and their classmates in CDM Primary School Lainde one of the remote villages in Mubi Hills in Adamawa State, who prior to your investment dear donors had never had access to textbooks.  According to James, the Coordinator of CDM Primary Schools, it has been 12 years since the students in Lainde got  textbooks and instructional materials. The fifty - two students in CDM Primary School Lainde  all got textbooks and educational supplies, because of your generous donation. 

The PTA Chairman of CDM Primary School Lainde Mr. Koji and one of the parents Mr. Markus, expressed their gratitude to you donors because in their poor rural community where all the parents are peasant farmers, it is extremely difficult for the parents to pay the school fees. Most of these poor families who are able to send their children to school, find it very hard to buy the textbooks and instructional materials, therefore affecting the chances of their children completing and succeeding in school.

Dear donors, your decision to invest in these children make it possible for children like Samuel, Alice and their classmates to stay in school, finish and pursue their dreams, just like your own children. We are enormously grateful to you that your giving has put textbooks in the hands of these poor children in the rural community of Lainde, thereby giving them an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

We especially thank our recurring donor whose relentless support has helped us to provide the textbooks!  However, we still need $33,969 to ensure that the project continues and is completed. CDM Primary School Lainde and CDM Nursery School Gilmari still need flooring, windows and desks.

Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donate to the https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-270-children-in-northern-nigeria/ and please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to give during #GivingTuesday on the 3rd of December. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the full extent permitted by the law. Your donations will help us break the cycle of poverty by providing quality education for our rural beneficiaries.

Also visit our blog www.kirfoundation.blogspot.com to learn more about us.

 

 

Links:

Aug 14, 2019

JOYCE's Great Wish - A Better Future For Her Kids!

 

Mubi Hills is in North Eastern Nigeria and since 2017, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation has been working with our implementing partner CDM Foundation (CDM has been working with the communities in the Hills for 30 years) to provide educational support for children like Jeremiah and Zion. The focus of the project is to provide educational materials (text books, exercise books, writing materials, storybooks and teaching resources for the schools ), reading corners and four classrooms blocks that will enable 270 primary school children of poor rural peasant farmers in Northern Nigeria who have been traumatized by the Boko Haram insurgency (their school buildings have been damaged and education have been disrupted) to have safe and hygienic spaces to enrol, remain in school and learn.

In the remote village of Lila, one of the communities in Mubi Hills, the parents of our beneficiaries are poor illiterate peasant farmers who have the back breaking work of earning their livelihood in a very tough and hilly terrain. Thus, for families in these villages, the African Proverb; “Many hands make light work”, is a lifestyle. The children assist their parents in the farm to help put food on the table and this limits the possibility of their going to school.

Yet, mothers like Joyce wanted nothing more than to give her children (Jeremiah and Zion) a chance at a better life. However, she could not send her children to school, because she could not afford to buy textbooks and writing materials and thus they were unable to read and write. However, with your investment in Jeremiah and Zion; dear donors, parents like Joyce can send and keep their children in school, because they now have textbooks and writing materials and are learning in a safe and healthy environment.

Joyce is really happy and grateful to you dear donors, because now her children have been given the opportunity she could not give to them and stand the chance of having the better life that she wished for. We know that with your sustained support, we can achieve permanent and positive change in the villages that we work in, as children like Jeremiah and Zion become educated and healthy adults that will lead their communities out of poverty and build resilient societies!  


We especially thank our recurring donor whose relentless support has helped us to provide the textbooks and educational supplies!  However, we still need $34,219 to ensure that the project continues and is completed.  CDM Primary School Lainde still needs flooring, windows and desks. While the toddlers in CDM Nursery School Gilmari need our support, because they do not have desks to sit on and are presently sitting on the floor.

Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donate to the https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-270-children-in-northern-nigeria/
 and please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the full extent permitted by the law. Your donations will help us break the cycle of poverty by providing quality education for our rural beneficiaries. Also visit our blog www.kirfoundation.blogspot.com to learn more about us.

 

Links:

May 17, 2019

KEEPING THEIR DREAMS ALIVE

Global Giving  Picture for May Report
Global Giving Picture for May Report

In 2017 May, the Executive Director of Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation visited CDM Primary School Lila in Mubi Hills with the Coordinator of CDM Foundation James Ogunshola, our implementing partner.  CDM Foundation has been uplifting the communities in Mubi Hills for the past 30 years doing all they can to help the children get an education which is a basic right and continues to do so despite the Boko Haram insurgency.

During that visit, some of the pupils like Isaac, Miriam, Isifanus, Timothy and Kenneth shared their dreams of becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors and more importantly going back to support their community. Two years later, they are now in Government Day Secondary School Muchalla in Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State and are more resolute about their dreams. These young people are on a journey to achieve their dreams; thank you donors for coming along with them by providing the textbooks and educational supplies they needed to study and pass their examinations into secondary school.

Your investment has enabled Isaac who is currently 18 and the second person in a family of seven siblings to go into secondary school and Miriam who at 12 is the first person in her family of four siblings to attend secondary school. Isaac wants to study law in the university while , Miriam wants to become a medical doctor. We know that with your continued support they and the other children in  Lila community will become educated  and healthy adults that will lead their communities out of poverty and build resilient societies!  

We especially thank our recurring donor whose unrelenting support has helped us to provide the textbooks and educational supplies!  However, we still need $34,519 to ensure that the project is finished on time.  CDM Primary School Lainde still needs flooring, windows and desks. While the toddlers in CDM Nursery School Gilmari need our support, because they do not have desks to sit on and are presently sitting on the floor.

Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donate to the https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-270-children-in-northern-nigeria/ and please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the full extent permitted by the law. Your donations will help us break the cycle of poverty by providing quality education for our rural beneficiaries. Also visit our blog www.kirfoundation.blogspot.com to learn more about us.

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.