Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria

by Keeping It Real Foundation
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Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria
Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria

Project Report | May 15, 2023
INSPIRING LIFELONG READING THROUGH STORYBOOKS

By BITEBO GOGO | Volunteer Executive Director

Muna and Jael inCDM Primary School Mubi Hills
Muna and Jael inCDM Primary School Mubi Hills

“Many African children grow up without having seen, let alone owned beautiful, well-illustrated books which inspire them to a life of reading, beauty, learning and curiosity for the world” – Bibi Bakare of Cassava Republic Publishers

Bibi is quite right because this is the reality for about 95% of children like Muna and her little friends in public/community primary schools in the most populous country in Africa; Nigeria.

Most of the parents of the children that we serve like that of Muna and her friends in the rural communities of Lila, Gilmari and Lainde our partner schools, the CDM Schools in Mubi Hills in Mubi North Local Government Area cannot afford to buy textbooks for their children, let alone storybooks that will inspire them to become lifelong learners. When we started supporting the schools in 2017, the children had never seen a storybook before and the last time they got a donation of textbooks was in 2010.

The schools are located in the remote villages of Adamawa State without any form of social amenities/infrastructure (power, roads, hospitals, internet, schools). The schools that we work with are the only access that these children and their families have to civilization. Therefore, storybooks are extremely important because through the stories that the children read they can travel to places in their imaginations, beyond the confines of their limiting environment and dream of a better future.

According to Kate DiCamillo,  "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered as a gift."  We strongly believe that although textbooks are vital for literacy and with your investment, we have donated more than 2,342 textbooks, they can be a chore or duty for children to read. However, classic storybooks like Peter the Cat and  the Ugly Duckling  improve their creativity, critical thinking skills, imagination, communication and overall literacy skills.

Thanks to you; our GlobalGiving Donors; Muna and her 86 classmates in CDM Primary School Lainde love school and reading the over 165 storybooks donated to the school. However, we still need $$ 30,295 to go to ensure that little girls like Muna, and their friends continue their education and follow their dreams.  CDM Primary School Lainde still needs flooring and windows, CDM Secondary School Lila needs solar panels for their computers, and more laptops and all the schools need educational materials (writing materials, textbooks and storybooks) and over 75 desks. Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donating to our project. Please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues so that we can invest in more children like Muna and her little friends, to give them storybooks that will inspire them to continue on their journey as lifelong learners and to a bright future!

Therefore, we encourage you to invest in the future of  Muna and her little friends so that they can become successful adults. Muna dreams of becoming a teacher.  Please visit our project page bit.ly/2TLI6Bm for details. Thank you so much for all you have done and are doing to promote quality education in underserved communities.

CDM Pimary School Pupils during their story time
CDM Pimary School Pupils during their story time
CDM Primary School Lainde
CDM Primary School Lainde

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Keeping It Real Foundation

Location: Port Harcourt - Nigeria
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Twitter: @kirfoundation
Project Leader:
Bitebo Gogo
Port Harcourt , Rivers State Nigeria
$16,840 raised of $46,461 goal
 
148 donations
$29,621 to go
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