This photo was taken at the Graceland International School in Gusau at approximately 7PM. Captured in the click of the camera’s shutter is an example of the endearing commitment and dedication of one of the many staff members at Graceland. Without reliable electricity, this is the only way to mark and review student work.
Although peaceful and serene, it belies the daily struggle that dedicated teachers face every day, since the only light available to this staff member was that which was under the portico. But it is also emblematic of the joy and grace that visitors encounter when interacting with the vast majority of Nigerians.
Photo and caption by Bob and Mary Dorland. Bob and Mary visited Nigeria in the fall of 2019, and spent time at Graceland International School and Graceland Hospital in Gusau.
Recent news from Graceland International School, Gusau, Nigeria
Recent news from Graceland has been very encouraging, with enrollment up in all grades. There is a healthy balance between the numbers of boys and girls, as well as Christian and Muslim students. The aim of Graceland International School (GIS) is to ensure that both boys and girls have equal opportunities for the quality education that is offered there. The aim of the school is “reconciliation through education”. Therefore GIS enrolls both Christian and Muslim students without discrimination. Learning together encourages understanding and acceptance between those from different backgrounds.