Picture a “typical” classroom here in the United States: an enclosed space with four walls, windows and doors, a leak proof roof, sturdy desks, some level of technology to support teaching and learning, books and materials, toilets, and a secure playground.
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.
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.
Africa Education Partnership is pleased to announce that the renovation of the Kafanchan Junior Secondary School multi-purpose hall has been completed in time for the new academic year. Before the renovation began, the hall was in a very bad state of repair; the ceiling and roof were near collapse, posing a danger to all who used it.
The exterior photos show a remarkable transformation!
A highlight of board member Elaine Chagnon’s visit to Nigeria in May of 2019, was the privilege of cutting the ribbon at the dedication of the newly renovated four classroom block at Kogum River Nursery/Primary School. The school at Kogum River was built in the 1970s and was in a very bad condition with a leaky roof, a ceiling that had collapsed, and crumbling walls and floors. The basic structure was good, but the building required a new roof, ceilings, plaster, floor tiles, locking windows and doors, and paint.
Gidan Waya is the newest and fastest-growing school in the Kafanchan area. It has both a Nursery/Primary School as well as a Junior Secondary School, carrying students through their high school years.
Elaine Chagnon writes “I was able to spend valuable time with the teachers, which was just wonderful. They are so dedicated and hard-working. Some of the staff is comprised of teachers completing their "practicals" which is like our student teaching.”
After the session with the Kafanchan Nursery/Primary teachers, a woman from the group approached. She introduced herself as Alice and said she was happy to have access to the materials that had been provided.
“Today I was overjoyed when I saw the renovated classrooms painted. They look more than renovated, they look just like brand new. Peace.” Bp. Markus M Dogo.
Joy all around.
We at Africa Education Partnership are equally overjoyed at the completion of our first renovation project in Kafanchan. The Kogum River Nursery/Primary School was in a very serious state of disrepair. There is still a lot of work to do at this school- one more classroom building requires renovation and new construction of a classroom block is needed.
Kogum River Primary School, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Africa Education Partnership’s newest project is the renovation of a four classroom block at Kogum River Nursery/Primary School in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. AEP began a new Partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna State in late 2018. Board member Elaine Chagnon and her husband visited Kafanchan in October 2018. After visiting these schools it was clear that the Kogum River Nursery/Primary School was most in need of renovation. The board of AEP voted to send US$9,000 to renovate a block of four classrooms at the school.