One of the real challenges faced by our friends in Gusau, Nigeria is the fact that they live about 150 miles from the encroaching Sahara Desert. With the shifting climate trends, hotter, more dry weather extremes are a fact of life for about six months of the year. The issue of powdery and/or gritty dust is an everyday occurrence...and it settles everywhere. It is extremely difficult to get rid of it by sweeping or dusting- hence the computer “dust bags” shown in a previous post.
Despite challenges, the construction of the girls’ dormitory is progressing. A second installment of funds has been sent and received.
Our latest project: a girls' dormitory, kitchen, and dining hall at Graceland International School.
Since the 2018 dedication of the exam hall that houses the computer lab, students at Graceland International School have been able to enjoy actual real-time computer instruction on individual machines. The original lab housed 18 desktop computers.
Clean water is one of the most critical needs for any community. Now that our schools all have access to clean water, sanitation was the next project.
We have truly missed being with our partners in Nigeria. Although we are grateful for photos, phone calls, and emails, there is nothing quite like meeting in person to share stories and laughs together.
Jagindi Tasha, a rural school outside of Kafanchan, has experienced great growth in the student population.
The first installment of $10,000 has been wired to our partners in Gusau to begin the dormitory project.
It has been a difficult year, with both trips to Nigeria canceled. Thankfully, work has progressed through the efforts of our partners.
Antang and Achin, two rural villages, received completed boreholes. The remainder of the funds from First Baptist Church of Manchester was utilized to complete these boreholes. The small, rural communities now have clean water for the first time.