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 | Dec 3, 2018
ENRICHING LIVES THROUGH BOOKS

By Bitebo Gogo | Executive Director

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ENRICHING LIVES THROUGH BOOKS

In 2017 February, due to the aftermath of the Boko Haram Insurgency in North East Nigeria and its negative impact, we decided to support our education implementing partner; CDM Foundation in Adamawa State to promote the sustainable development goal 4. We were keen on providing learning opportunities for our beneficiaries by promoting a culture of reading, because as an organization we realized that reading is one of the major ways that people can learn, grow and change! However, on our first visit to the communities in Mubi Hills (Lainde, Lila, Gilmari and Thuba) in May 2017, we met children who were eager to learn, but did not have access to books. So far, we have donated 1,627 books and numerous educational materials to the primary schools.

We have found that access to books encourage the children to read more, improve their academic performance and increase our young beneficiaries’ confidence. In the new academic session, we donated 376 textbooks and story books to CDM Primary School Lila, which has a population of 195 students. Nanshon a primary four student of CDM Primary School Lila was so grateful for the donation of the books, because his parents are peasant farmers and cannot afford to buy textbooks. He said, “The donation of books has helped his school, because they can now read and speak English, while Blessing who is in Primary 5 said she can now read and write.

Moreover, the 2016 Global Education Monitoring report recognises the ability to read as a key driver for sustainable development and a major enabler for all to be able to contribute to societal, economic and personal change. It also emphasises that access to books is a crucial factor in helping children learn to read, succeed in education and reach their potential. These discoveries reinforce the case for the work that KIR Foundation has been involved in the past 7 years that is; putting books in the hands of those who want to read, but do not have access to books.

Thank you, our donors, for helping us to promote education and lifelong learning by providing access to books for our beneficiaries. We cannot overemphasise the role that books play in educating the next generation and providing them a more equitable and sustainable future. Your continued investment will enable us to provide the vital tools for students and teachers like our beneficiaries in underserved and poor communities.

We are most grateful to our recurring donor, whose relentless support has helped us to provide these textbooks and storybooks. Dear friends, it has been about 18 months since we commenced this project and your investment has made a lot of impact! However, we are very certain that with your commitment we can give our beneficiaries a more sustainable life through education. Nevertheless, we still need $34,729 to ensure that the project is finished on time. We are excited to announce that the CDM Primary School Lainde has been roofed! However, we need your support to complete the flooring, fix the windows and provide desks. Also, 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 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. We encourage you to become a recurring donor to help us break the cycle of poverty by providing quality education for our rural beneficiaries. Also visit our website www.kirfoundation.org to learn more about us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bitebo Gogo

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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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