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.
One of our very generous donors has offered to match every dollar we raise between now and Christmas day! Any funds raised will help meet the costs of the much needed dormitory project at Graceland International School in Gusau, Zamfara State.
There is no school transportation system established in Nigeria. Students walk (sometimes long distances), are driven by parents, take public buses if available or hire a driver who takes them on the back of a moped. Our partner in Kafanchan, Bishop Dogo, while conversing with an AEP representative, expressed a desire to have several small school buses shipped to the port of Lagos for delivery to Kafanchan. He agreed to pay for the buses and import taxes and requested that Africa Education Partnership pay the shipping to Nigeria.