Tirboye school sign
Since expanding to the southern Tillaberi region of Niger in 2009, RAIN has gained many motivated community partners to take part in the widely popular mentoring program. We're happy to share that the communities of Nassile and Tirboye, with your help, are embarking on this journey of education and new opportunity for girls and women alike.
The initial community meetings, recruitment process and training has taken place - the stage is set for the joyful task of empowering girls to succeed.
Nassile's Mentoring Program
The Nassile School serves several surrounding area hamlets, each of which is represented by a mentor. This arrangement serves to unite the greater community around our important education initiative. As in all RAIN mentoring programs, mentors are teaching their students valuable practical skills, including the craft of straw and stalk weaving that is a tradition in the region.
Tirboye's Mentoring Program
The women mentors of Tirboye have been helping their students with the hoeing and planting in their new School Market Garden so they may also dedicate enough time to studying for the CM2 exam that ends the primary school cycle.
We look forward to updating you in the very near future as these two mentoring programs bloom to give at-risk girls a leg up in school and in life. None of it is possible without your support - thank you!
P.S. GlobalGiving will match each donation to the Mentoring Program 40% starting 9am EST today! Giving today will mean nearly twice the benefit to at-risk girls in Niger....please share this amazing opportunity with your friends and family.
Tirboye mentors help plant the school garden
Mentor President Salamatou in a craft workshop
Students of Tirboye studying for exams
Tirboye Mentor Ramata Mahamane
Nassile Mentor Zeinabou Djibo
Tirboye Mentor Lamouri Kondjoua