SUCH A JOY TO SHARE GOOD NEWS!
Hilary – “I have to study hard; I want to be a medical doctor”.
(Graduated first in his class) Hilary, an orphan, 6th of 10 children in his family, the first to finish primary school.
We extend our congratulations to Hilary, his friend Timothy and their classmates for finishing primary school!
For most of us, primary school education is something we take for granted, but for millions of Nigerian children, like Hilary and Timothy, it is a privilege! Although, primary education is officially free and compulsory in Nigeria, about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. Only 61 per cent of 6-11 year-olds regularly attend primary school.
In the north of the country, particularly the north-eastern states like Adamawa State, where Hilary and his friend Timothy live in Mubi Hills, the picture is even bleaker, with a net attendance rate of 53 per cent. The lack of access to education in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors like economic barriers, socio-cultural norms which has been exacerbated by the Boko Haram insurgency, making it more difficult for children like Hilary and his friends to finish primary school.
Therefore, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and schools had to be shut for more than six months; It seemed like Hilary’s journey to becoming a medical doctor had come to an abrupt end! However, with the support from GlobalGiving and our generous donors; Hilary and his classmates were able to go back to school, write the National Common Entrance Examinations and they are now in secondary school.
Hilary is an orphan, he is 13 years old, the 6th in a family of 10 children and the first to finish primary school. He graduated first in his class and dreams of becoming a medical doctor. While, 14-year-old Timothy his friend, wants to be a teacher. He is the 3rd in a family of 6 children and the first male child to finish primary school. Education is so important in providing these young boys with a foundation for the future they dream of.
Dear donors your investment have directly helped Hilary and Timothy finish primary school and continue with their dreams. We are so proud. Congratulations!
However, we still need $33,787 to ensure that young boys like Hilary, Timothy and their friends finish primary school and pursue their dreams of becoming! CDM Primary School Lainde still needs flooring, windows and desks and all the children still need educational materials. Kindly consider becoming a recurring donor and donate to our project; https://www.GlobalGiving.org/projects/educate-270-children-in-northern-nigeria/ and please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues so that we can invest in more children like Hilary and Timothy, especially in this Covid-19 season to give them a foundation for their future and dreams!