It’s true; teach a person to fish and she will have a skill that rewards her for the rest of her life. And there are so many things that make our lives better – but only if we know about them. Those of us with Google at our fingertips satisfy our curiosity every day.
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara is bringing education to nomadic and rural women and children who have never had the opportunity to understand our planet, our climate or the illnesses that bring them low.
RAIN seeks books, computers and knowledge for students who yearn to learn. Our Agadez Learning Center (ALC) offers room & board, tutoring and mentoring to motivated, smart primary school graduates who have no access to secondary school. For these students, and the society in which they live education is key to poverty.
“When I am at the center I have enough water, food, mats, beds, notebooks and pens and lights at night. I can review my schoolwork whenever I want because we have light at night. Truly the center is very beautiful.” – Bellol.
Having a solar-powered library and computer room will allow students to benefit from information as never before. Many have never seen a laptop, there are no computers in their schools and electricity is not reliable.
Help us to share the power of information with eager girls and boys who are eager to bring skills home to help their communities. Our students share intention of providing for their families and communities. Bellol has that intention. This is what is so powerful about the rural and nomadic communities -- they work together to survive and progress.
The RAIN solar library will give opportunity to students that truly want to empower themselves; who want to succeed. RAIN needs your help to build this special space. Having a place that promotes opportunity is so rare in West Africa. Support for these remarkable people comes in many forms from RAIN, but all is rooted in learning. Join Rain for the Sahel and Sahara to help the simplest of dreams – healthy lives, food on table, knowledge of and connection to the world – come true.
Lend a hand to the most needy. They will do so much more than go fishing. Donate now!
Naiwa and Mouda Studying
Rakia and Tibourdighoute