The Amuro/Mgbom Community Primary and Secondary School is located between two villages in the state of Ebony. Around 1,700 children from different villages attend the school. Some students come from a great distance. The school complex consists of 10 buildings. We want to renovate the school, provide water as well as sanitary equipment. The situation in the classrooms is awful: several classes in one room, extremely hot, very limited equipment, broken walls and roofs. This is phase #1 (out of 3)
The school buildings are in very poor condition. There are very limited options for an adequate instruction. There are no classroom ceilings under the roofs to block the heat waves from the sun. Classrooms are usually very hot and unbearable for students. Some of the classrooms are roofless and the walls are falling apart. There are no toilets, neither water supply nor special teaching rooms. There are often 3-4 classes in one room with different teachers instructing at the same time.
A comprehensive but gradual renovation of the school is required. Walls have partly to be replaced. The floors of the classrooms have to be tiled and in some big halls it is necessary to install walls to seperate classrooms and sanitary facilities. This will help students to focus on their studies and create an atmosphere where learning is fun. These measures are the prerequisite for a positive development of the children, for a successful start into professional life and a "better" future.
With better education, children are ready to compete on the job market and can find employment. There are multinational companies in Nigeria, but without a good education the opportunities are limited. They can work for Governmental institutions and help develop the country. With a reasonable education some of the students can become entrepreneurs, creating jobs for themselves and others. Some of them could become effective farmers and help, to solve the problem of food shortage in the country.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).