In September 2017, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation provided educational supplies for the new academic session to the three primary schools in Adamawa State and one primary school in Niger State in Nigeria. Mai’uguwa and Koro, parents of two of the children in Ethnosreach Primary School, Ma’zumari, Niger State had this to say, “We thank the leaders and people who sent books, biros and other things for our children. The school materials have given our children new joy to go to school. We are very happy and it is only God that will bless you”.
Also, Menayi, a primary six pupil in Ethnosreach Primary School, Ma’zumari with big dreams said; “I am very happy for the materials Keeping It Real Foundation sent to us. I now have notebooks for all my subjects”. A community representative and parents from Gilmari, Lainde, and Laila of Mubi Hills Local Government in Adamawa State expressed their gratitude to Keeping It Real Foundation through an interpreter for the donation of the books, desks and educational support to the schools. Furthermore, Comfort, the headmistress in CDM Primary School Laila, on behalf of her colleagues and the children thanked Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation for the books, shelves, educational supplies, desks and for all that has been done for the children.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to every donor who has invested their hard earned money to ensure the education of disadvantaged children in North-Eastern Nigeria. We especially thank our recurring donor whose unrelenting support has enabled us give exercise books, drawing books, sharpeners, pens, pencils and mathematical sets; thereby ensuring that the children have the resources they need to learn effectively in the new school term.
When KIR Foundation visited the adopted schools in May 2017, we realized that school enrollment in these rural areas were low, not because of cultural issues but because of poverty. We believe that our beneficiaries can receive quality education if supported by donors who are interested in investing in education. In our last report, it was recorded that your donation enabled KIR Foundation to invest in the education of underserved and disadvantaged children in the four (4) primary schools.
So far, because of donations from friends like you, the number of children in the schools has increased from two hundred and seventy (270) to four hundred and forty-nine (449) children. The provision of these educational supplies has aided the retention of the children in these schools.
Dear friends, we have made some progress, however we are quite confident that with your continued support we will be able to empower our beneficiaries to shape their own destinies and change their communities. To attain our goals for the children, we are still in need of $35,489 to ensure that the project is concluded on time. In CDM Primary School Lainde, Mubi Local Government Area in Adamawa State, the construction work for a block of classrooms has started. The foundation has been laid but it was put on hold due to the rains and lack of funds. The toddlers at CDM Nursery School Gilmari Mubi Local Government Area urgently need your intervention to move to a better learning space rather than the shanty structure they are currently learning in.
Kindly consider making an end of the year donation 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. On December 19th, 2017 from 00:00:00 EDT until 23:59:59 EDT, our project Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria will have GlobalGiving Homepage time. We encourage you to become a recurring donor to help us break the cycle of poverty by providing quality education for our rural beneficiaries.
There is so much we are grateful for as 2017 comes to a close. We are humbled and honored to provide educational support to the children and communities in Adamawa and Niger States in Nigeria. We will continue to strive towards our central objective of inspiring change through learning so that we can transform the lives of our beneficiaries.
From all of us at Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation, have a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2018 in advance.
With profound gratitude,
Executive Director / Project Leader, Keeping It Real (KIR) FoundationAttachments: