Dear Donor and Friend,
This is a story about how all the children in North-Eastern Nigeria go to school. These children love school, have dedicated teachers, a lot of books and learn in solar powered classrooms.
Well, this ideal tale is not exactly the true picture of how things are in Northern Nigeria but what Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation and partners, want and plan for things to be in CDM Primary School, Lila, CDM Primary School Lainde, CDM Nursery School Gilmari in Mubi Hills and in Ethnosreach Primary School in Ma’zumari, Niger State in Nigeria.
The children in the primary schools that need educational support are between the ages of 3 years and 14 years. They have all the attributes of children at that age. They are curious and inquisitive, fun loving and playful, with a strong hunger to learn and grow up as fast as they can.
Calmas is a ten year old creative boy. KIR Foundation visited Mubi Hills and saw how he had made a toy car out of corn stock, old rubber slippers and used plastic disinfectant container. Calmas has dreams of one day becoming a soldier. Godiya is eight years old. She is in primary two and one day, wants to become a teacher.
The parents of the children cannot afford to buy exercise books and writing materials for them as they are illiterate peasants who cannot afford to buy the educational supplies that their children need to have a quality education. Thanks to your support dear donor, we gave educational supplies such as writing materials and textbooks to the children.
In May, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation visited Mubi Hills in Adamawa State for the first time. We learnt that;
1. CDM Primary School, Lila has a total population of one hundred and ninety-five (195) pupils. The school has only ten (10) desks and needs an extra thirty (30) desks. Also, all the classes need to be properly floored so that the children can study in a more hygienic and comfortable environment.
Regarding our current project milestone, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation with support from you, dear donor, will floor the Classrooms, provide thirty (30) Desks and set up one (1) Reading Corner for the children at CDM Primary School, Lila in Mubi Hills.
2. CDM Primary School, Lainde has a population of forty-one (41) pupils. The school lacks classroom buildings for learning as the building’s that had been used in the past collapsed. This is a very sad situation as the children currently learn under makeshift structures and trees. The school has only sixteen (16) desks.
Concerning our current project milestone, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation with support from you, dear donor, as a priority will build a classroom block for the children.
3. CDM Nursery School Gilmari has a population of forty-three (43) pupils. The school lacks classroom buildings for learning and the children are currently learning under a makeshift structure. The school has no desks at all.
Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation with support from you, dear donor, will build a classroom block for the children at CDM Nursery School Gilmari. Stakeholder engagement includes the provision of land for the building by the parents.
4. Ethnosreach Primary School Ma'zumuari, Niger State has a population of sixty-three (63) pupils. The school does not have enough classrooms to accommodate the children who desire to go to school in the community and also enough desks for learning.
Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation, in this project milestone, with support from you, dear donor, will provide fifty (50) classroom desks as well as educational supplies for the children.
We encourage you, dear donor to view the pictures so you could share in the joy of the children as they received text books in May 2017, when Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation visited Adamawa State and the various primary schools. You should see the children’s faces. They are so grateful.
James Ogunshola, the Director of CDM Foundation, said that, “the donation of the educational supplies has financially relieved the Foundation of the extra pressure of providing writing materials and books to the children who were in great need of them”.
Thanks to you more children in Adamawa and Niger State will increase in self-confidence and be less distracted at school as they would have educational supplies to attend and participate fully in school.
Thanks to your support we will be providing educational supplies in form of writing materials, textbooks and education infrastructural support for the primary schools.
We are grateful to you for being a significant part of the solution to improve the literacy skills of the children of four (4) primary schools; thereby improving the literacy rates in Adamawa and Niger States in Nigeria.
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