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 | Mar 2, 2018
THE CHILDREN ARE BACK TO SCHOOL

By Bitebo Gogo | Project Leader

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THE CHILDREN ARE BACK TO SCHOOL

 

 

In the week of the International Book Giving Day, 14th of February 2018, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation donated 991 recommended textbooks on the different subjects to the three CDM primary schools in Adamawa State and 260 textbooks to the primary school in Niger State in Northern Nigeria for the new academic session. That week, there was a palpable air of excitement, the students were jubilant, and the teachers were extremely happy. Why this excitement?  According, to James, the Coordinator of CDM Primary Schools, the reason for the excitement is because it has been 12 years, since the three schools received the last donation of   relevant textbooks required to teach the children. Also, according, to Romanus, the Coordinator of the primary school in Niger State; “We got textbooks for the school four years ago and they were for the teachers alone. This time, both the teachers and the pupils received textbooks, the students have never owned a book before. The donation of the books will make learning very participatory and improve the quality of education. We are so happy and thankful!”.  For most of the children this was their first time of touching a textbook.  Thank you, donors, for making going back to school exciting, participatory and worthwhile for our beneficiaries.

 

One of the major barriers children in poor countries like our beneficiaries in these remote schools in Northern Nigeria face to access education is lack of textbooks. In most cases, the students have to share outdated and worn textbooks or like this particular case they have none, that is why the students and teachers were so excited to receive the textbooks that your generous donation provided. Workbooks, exercise sheets, readers and other core materials that help students learn their lessons are still in short supply. Also, the teachers need materials to help prepare their lessons to share with their students and guide their lessons. We are so grateful that with your kind support we are investing in the future of our beneficiary communities.  Research by Global Partnership on Education suggests that increasing access to education overall positive impact on health, economic growth and can even combat climate change. Since 2011, KIR Foundation has donated over 15,251 books and provided numerous educational supplies/writing materials, computers, and accessories to our beneficiaries, including those with disabilities in seven States in Nigeria.  Your continued investment will enable us to provide critical tools for students and teachers in underserved and poor communities.

 

We especially thank our recurring donor whose unrelenting support has helped us to provide these textbooks. When KIR Foundation visited the adopted schools in May 2017, we realized that school enrolment in these rural areas were low, not because of cultural issues but because of poverty. We know that with more donations from donors that invest in education, we can fund the future of more children in rural communities. In our December report, it was recorded that your donation has led to an increase in enrolment from 270 to 449 in the four (4) primary schools. In this new term, the enrolment is now about 499. Dear friends, since we started on this journey, a year ago we have made a lot of progress. Nevertheless, we are very certain that with your constant investment we can create a better future for our beneficiaries and their communities. However, we still need of $35,029 to ensure that the project is finished on time. In CDM Primary School Lainde, Mubi Local Government Area in Adamawa State, the construction work for a block of classrooms has reached Lintel level. Great news! As regards, the toddlers at CDM Nursery School Gilmari Mubi Local Government a local group did a fundraising for the classroom project and construction has commenced.

 

 

Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donate 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. Your donations will 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.

 

Once again from all of us at Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation, Happy and Prosperous New Year!

With profound gratitude,

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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