Dear Generous Supporter,
The first trimester of the 2011-2012 academic year that began on October 3, 2011 ended on December 23, 2011. After a short break, students and staff of International Academic of Niamey (IAN) returned back to school on January 3, 2012. IAN would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for your continue support. Your generosity is not only helping to provide quality formal education to young girls and boys, but also is proving employment to ten college graduate women and men that are part of the school's administration and teachers body. They are very thankful and have asked me to express their appreciation to each of you.
Because our students are the center of our existence, we wanted to take time to hear from them about their experience over the first three months. They provided their thoughts, which we like to share with you. I hope you find these inspiring as much as I do, knowing that your contribution is having such impacts on a child living thousands miles away.
Seventh grade students:
Chrystabelle Agbota: I love the school, teachers as they explain their course very well and all is well in the school. I am really looking forward to the opening of the library and computer lab we were promised at the beginning of the school year. My goal in life is to become an Inspector General for Niger Republic Foreign Affairs.
Jaqueline Oumarou wate: I suggest that IAN adds courses in music and visual art. My job for the future is to be a physicist as I love being in a lab figuring out how things around us work. I would love to have a physics lab facility in IAN within the next academic year.
Leah Alassane Moussa: I really like IAN because there is no uncertainty due to constant indiscriminate strikes that are never ending in public schools. I do believe that IAN needs to provide more and better benches for our lunch break. As for my career goals and aspirations, I want to become a medical doctor to be able to provide medical care to poor and needy people in Niger Republic.
Ibrahim Yahaya Namassa: I like school IAN as it provides me with a better learning environment than my previous school. I'm happy to be a part of this institution because it's better than other schools. Here, teachers teach and explain very well. When I ask questions, my teachers take their time to answer and do not humiliate me for not knowing. I intend to stay with IAN until I graduate with my high school diploma. My goal is to work for a government agency. I have friends that are inquiring about IAN and would like to enroll for the next academic year.
Eight grade students:
Akhmoudou Cheferou: I like IAN because it is bilingual and it provides us with courses needed to become more proficient in English and French. I'm happy to be in this institution because my old school did not have books or teaching materials for a better learning experience. Ay IAN we were provided with all our school supplies, including notebooks, textbooks, back pack, and many more. I want to continue my education here until I earn my high school diploma. My first trimester grades report is very good. My classmates are very intelligent, my teachers and administration are very friendly. I have many friends who have expressed the desire to enroll at IAN for the 2012-2013 academic year. I want to become a police officer.
Cheferou Arafat: I love school because it helps me to gain knowledge and to because a better citizen. I want to be a Customs officer and to be able to build two houses and purchase two cars for both my dad and mom. I'm happy to be at IAN because my previous school had over 60 students per class and I hardly understood anything. I would like to stay here until I earn my high school diploma. I feel comfortable because my reports are good with my friends. I have some friends who want to come here next year.
Ibrahim Mahamane Salami: I like this school because we understand the lessons so well. I want to be a Medical Doctor to help others. I'm happy to be at IAN because it is a good school, we work well, teachers and administration help us understand. I want to continue my education here until I earn my high school diploma. I feel very good because my relationship with my friends is good. My grades report is very good. I have some friends who want to come here next year.
Isaac Musa Mom: I really like the school because I understand better here and I have good friends. I would like to be a doctor to treat my parents my brothers and other people. I am very happy to be here because at this school teachers make sure that you are successful academically. When you do not understand something, the teachers explain more. I want to continue my education here until I earn my high school diploma. I feel calm and I have no problems because my relationship with my classmates, my teachers and administration is good.
Martha Samna Mohamed: I love the school environment and the teachers. I want to become a nurse to be able to treat many needy people.
We are so grateful for your donations which have given these nine girls and boys the chance to have access to quality formal education. We hope this is just the beginning of a long friendship! Thank you.
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