Education  Niger Project #23950

Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger

by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Bring Lights, Books and Computers to Niger
Nov 13, 2020

Resilience in the Face of Challenges

Less than 10% of girls begin Middle School
Less than 10% of girls begin Middle School

As if a global pandemic wasn’t enough, Niger has experienced terrible flooding this year – the worst flooding in generations. Hundreds of thousands of Nigeriens were displaced and tens of thousands of people lost their homes, their fields, their herds. These extreme weather patterns are making a difficult climate even harder to survive.

This flooding was so severe that the government delayed the start of the school year nationwide. But our partners are resilient and, with your support, they persevere – even against pandemics and flooding.

Schools re-opened for in-person learning on October 15th. Knowing how hard last year was and anticipating another challenging year, RAIN has doubled down on our commitment to supporting rural and nomadic school children to pursue an education. This fall, we welcomed 32 disadvantaged students to the Agadez Learning Center. With your help, they are starting the school year off strong – school fees paid, pens and notebooks at the ready. In addition to room and board, the center will provide them with after-school reinforcement classes, peer-to-peer tutoring, life skills training, and mentoring. We are also raising funds to expand the girls' dorm and bathroom to accomodate more students in the future. Once the girl's dorm is complete, we plan to install solar panels to ensure electricty is available - all day, every day - without relying on the faulty local grid.

This additional support is critical to help enroll kids in school and to keep them there. The pandemic pulled children out of school and then the floods stopped the school year from starting, but now, finally, these children are ready to learn.

Thank you for all you’ve done. We hope you’ll continue to support this project to ensure that these kids, who have fought so hard to stay in school, have the support they need to do so.

Please consider sharing this opportunity with your friends and family - none of us can do it alone.

We look forward to updating you as the school year progresses!

Providing room & board makes education possible
Providing room & board makes education possible
A new dorm could house 25 middle school girls
A new dorm could house 25 middle school girls

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Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
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Project Leader:
Jacob Dolan-Bath
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States
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