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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.

 

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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.

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Feb 19, 2019

Valentine Greetings From Mubi Hills!

A VALENTINE GREETINGS FROM MUBI HILLS!

Dear Donors,

It has been an amazing two years of your investment in the lives of 270 children that have since

doubled in number. Two sets of primary five students have gone on to secondary school and we are

currently giving the gift of education to 350 children in the four rural communities in Adamawa State.

Our implementing partner; CDM Foundation sent us a heartfelt and heartwarming letter of

Appreciation on Valentine's Day, which we have gladly shared with you in this report, we could not

have given the gift of education to children of poor peasant farmers in the remotest areas of North

East Nigeria without your investment! Once again thank you from the KIR Foundation team, CDM

Foundation, our implementing partners, the children and the local communities that we are privileged

to serve.

With Profound Gratitude!

Bitebo Gogo

Executive Director


 
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