Rural Schools Part 3
During our visit our team visited several rural primary schools, in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria. Our visits to these outlying churches were on week days, we were surprised by the number of parents took time away from their jobs and farms to come and meet with us.
We told the people about the mission of Africa Education Partnership, namely, to promote quality educational opportunities for the children of the region. Our first project is the building of Grace International School, in Gusau.
One of our forays into the rural hinterland was a trip to a church in Sangeiku in the district of Kaura Namoda. It took us 4 hours to get there over the rutted tracks that passed as roads, the sight of camels transporting goods was an indication that we were in the Sahel, the semi-arid region south of the Sahara desert..
Each church we visited had a small primary school to teach the basic three Rs. It is anticipated that qualified students from these rural schools will attend the Diocesan school in Gusau.
These rural churches are poor, have few resources, but serve the Lord with an enthusiasm and joy, rarely seen in the West.