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.
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.
Finished product - just beautiful! These wonderful desks accommodate two students each and will be waiting when the Jagindi Tasha rural school reopens... after Covid 19 is under control.
Classroom furniture is one of the keys to high performing students. ... It's proven to increase student collaboration, focus involvement, engagement, feedback, and stimulation.
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.