Godogodo, our final destination, was the last of the rural schools, the fifth location. We traveled another 30 minutes in a different direction- but arrived at the site. We came upon two classroom blocks and a third building consisting of a sheet metal roof with chicken wire and sheet metal sides.
Our next journey was to the nursery/primary school at Jagindi Tasha. We drove for about 40 minutes before arriving at the school, built in the early 1970’s. This school was much closer to the main road, but still considered a rural school based on the location away from town. There were two small classroom blocks, with a third one started. The rooms were filled with students, similar to Kogum River.
Greetings to all of you! We have completed another successful year at Graceland International School. These are exciting times, with the immediate building projects at Graceland nearing completion. The examination hall has been finished, with an 18-station computer lab, a media center with two computers for student use, and a teacher workroom. Administration is preparing to move into their new offices on the ground floor of the exam hall, opening up two more classrooms in the secondary building.
Early on Friday morning, October 19, the school van arrived at Bishop Markus’s home. We had eaten earlier and now accompanied our group to board. Several armed police officers were already waiting for us. We headed out on rural roads, far out of Kafanchan center, to the village of Kogum River to view the nursery/primary school, constructed in 1972.
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.
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