The before and after project pictures
Dear Donor and Friend,
In February, Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation adopted three (3) primary schools in Mubi Hills in Adamawa State and one (1) primary school in Niger State in Nigeria. According to UNESCO, “Northern Nigeria has the highest Child illiteracy rate in the country”. One of the major barriers to school enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria is the lack of educational supplies. This project will enable over 270 primary school children in rural Northern Nigeria receive educational supplies like text books, exercise books, writing materials, storybooks, and establish reading corners. Also, the project will provide teaching resources for the teachers.
This September, all the children in the four (4) schools like Gloria Ibrahim, a pupil of CDM Primary School Lainde will go back to school with educational supplies. Your donation enables KIR Foundation to invest in the education of underserved and disadvantaged children in the four (4) schools. So far, because of donations from friends like you, the number of children in the schools has increased from two hundred and seventy (270) to four hundred and forty-nine (449) children. The provision of educational supplies will promote the retention of these pupils in the schools.
In this project report, dear donor, KIR Foundation is happy to share with you the milestones you have enabled us accomplish since our last project report for the ‘Educate 270 Children in Northern Nigeria’ Project ; https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-270-children-in-northern-nigeria/.
Below is a summary of the project activities that your donations have enabled us to accomplish;
In CDM Primary School Laila, Mubi Local Government with your support, we purchased thirty (30) classroom desks, three (3) library desks and two (2) bookshelves for the reading corner. Also, a classroom block has been renovated.
The construction work for a block of classrooms has started in CDM Primary School Lainde, Mubi Local Government. Presently, the foundation has been laid. However, the construction work had to stop because of the rains. Although, in preparation to continue the work after the rains stop, several cement blocks have been molded. The parents of the children have supported the project by providing labour, sand and water to the project as stakeholders of the project.
We could not commence the construction of the classroom block for the forty-three (43) pupils of CDM Nursery School Gilmari where the children are currently learning under a makeshift structure because of insufficient funds.
So far, we have received $10,707 out of an estimated budget of $46,461. We are immensely grateful for the donations that have come in. However, we need your support to complete the project.
We have provided fifty (50) units of classroom desks to Ethnosreach Primary School Ma'zumuari, Niger State. Also, we have renovated all the classrooms in the school. We are delighted to inform you that our implementing partner Ethnosreach International Ministry used their initiative to paint the school classrooms.
According to National Population Commission (2012), out of the estimated 170 million Nigerians, 67% live in the rural areas. Most of the rural communities lack basic infrastructure such as good roads, electricity, health facilities and schools. The lack of infrastructure in rural areas has led to poor quality education and increase in poverty.
Dear donor, when we invest in the education of children in rural communities, we invest in the development of the communities and make the world a better and safer place to live in.
Thank you for rebuilding the lives of underserved and disadvantaged children in rural North –Eastern Nigeria through Education!