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.
Cost of renovation and construction of new buildings.
The cost of renovating the existing building is about $9000; a new classroom block can be built for $24,000. Jagindi Tasha, another rural school, was next on the list. About the same amount of money is needed there for renovations and a new construction.
Gidan Waya has the newest buildings, being constructed in 2011. Like Graceland International School, this site has begun to build an exam hall; while the shell is complete, an additional $12,500 is needed to complete the interior so that students can sit for their WAEC exams next April.
Kafanchan School was built in the 1930’s, is also in dire need of repair. The exam hall roof is on the verge of collapse, making the building unusable at this time. A new kitchen would make the cooking and serving of food much easier and efficient. In addition, renovations are needed to the dining hall, dorm rooms, and lavatories.
Help us make a difference to the lives of the young people in these schools through your financial support.
With your help it is our hope to support these efforts to further education in the Kafanchan district. Bishop and his committee have worked very hard to build up the schools with very limited resources; all schools are thriving and full of children. Please help us move forward with these worthwhile initiatives.