Completing 2 Libraries for 4000 Nigeria Students

by Christ's School Alumni Association of NorthAmerica
Pink chairs for the Girls
Pink chairs for the Girls' Library

We have started acquiring chairs as the funds come in. We have bought 80 pink seat shells for Girls and 30 legs; we still need more funds to buy 50 legs and their chairs will be complete. We have bought 50 birch jules chairs for the lower level boys' library and we still need funds to buy 50 legs and 50 more complete(shell+legs) chairs and the lower level will be done. They are ready to assemble products that can be shipped into Nigeria in parts. We buy them at IKEA, Atlanta. Jules and Gilbert product line.

The upper level boys library will experience heavier use so we will stock it with Birch Gilbert. This is stronger and more expensive by $10/chair. We have only acquired one.

So far, all chairs are with the laser-etcher who will inscribe words and logo as shown on the chairs. This is a theft-deterrent and will  also boost the image of the library.

The trained librarians have begun manual cataloging of the books.

One of the donors happened to be visiting that part of Nigeria and she saw the building and was very excited . She called to thank me and is willing to talk to Global Foundation if need be.

Birch Gilbert Chair for Upper Level Boys
Birch Gilbert Chair for Upper Level Boys' Library

In preparation towards an ability to manage a 50,000 book volume library, three of the untrained librarians were sent for training with the Ekiti State Library services. The old books have been removed along with all warped bookshelves. New bookshelves have been assembled and arranged. Books are being arranged on the shelves.

All libraries are fully painted now. We recieved more floor space at the Boys Library that needed to be tiled. The tiles have been cleared from the seaport and will be taken to the school before the end of this month.

The project will be complete once we have funds to buy furniture. Material donations received have helped us a great deal.

Thank you.

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Pictures of  Library  - Exterior
Pictures of Library - Exterior

At the behest of Dr. Femi Mosuro; two other friends teamed up with him to provide 100 drums of paints. This enabled us to paint the entire library buildings at the Boys' and Girls' Section. Surplus will go on to paint some other structures in the school. They also paid for the paint job.

We need money to buy good chairs and tables aolng with three circulation desks. PLEASE DONATE .

THANK YOU.

Wura Ajibade

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I went to Nigeria and personally inspected the Libraries that benefit from the donations to Project 3751. The Principals and the students were very happy. The interiors have been painted, windows changed , floors tiled. The Girls believe there is nothing to wait for any longer. They have started using theirs inspite of the incomplete status . They basically read their classroom texts there as the books that would go in to the Libraries are in the catalog(uing) stage at the Boys' Section. Books and bookshelves are currently in the Boys' Section. I showed them how to assemble the shelves. I asked them to arrange all the bookshelves on the two floors without space for tables and chairs in order to have enough rooms to air the books put up for catalog(uing). The staff and students asked me questions, thanked me, sang "Christ is our cornerstone" which is the school hymn and said the school prayer. We exchanged our salutation, "up scho" and departed feeling elated and full of expectations. I recording was made which will be on Youtube shortly. Thank you.

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Freshly painted interior
Freshly painted interior

Freshly painted interior. Students now use a partially completed library at the Girls' Library.

Lower level of Boys
Lower level of Boys' Library
Upper Level of Boys
Upper Level of Boys' Library
Some Library Staff
Some Library Staff
We just can
We just can't wait !
Boys and Girls Studying
Boys and Girls Studying
Hurry up we want to enjoy our Libraries
Hurry up we want to enjoy our Libraries
 

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Christ's School Alumni Association of NorthAmerica

Location: Macon, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​WWW.CHRISTSSCHOOLALUMNI.ORG
Christ's School Alumni Association of NorthAmerica
Project Leader:
Wuraola Ajibade
President, Atlanta Chapter
Macon, GA United States

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