On Wednesday, October 17, the medical outreach came to a close and the group traveled back to the Kaduna area. After a night of rest, Bishop Markus Dogo arrived to transport the Chagnons to Kafanchan. After a three-hour trip, the group arrived at the Bishop’s compound.
Kafanchan diocese supports seven schools – two secondary schools and five nursery/primary schools. The needs are great as can be evidenced in the photos below.
After meeting with Bishop Dogo and the school board, the construction and renovation projects were prioritized. A the top of the list was the rural Kogum River School, as the existing buildings are both in desperate need of renovation. An additional classroom block is also needed.
At the end of April, 2017, 10 students from Grace International School’s graduating class sat for their West Africa Education Council (WAEC) exams. These are the equivalent of our SAT College Board exams and are used to gain entrance into a university for further study. All of the students passed, some with distinction!
By Peter Dewberry
On Friday, November 9, two Africa Education Partnership board members, Elaine Chagnon and Peter Dewberry, travelled from Connecticut to St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church in the Bronx, New York City. Ms. Chagnon dove her SUV, which was loaded down with books and educational materials destined for our schools in Nigeria. This was the second consignment of books we have sent.