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.”
You can see the panoramic view of all of the buildings, as well as a photo of Nana Dogo and the principal Danladi Hosea Samuel. Also shown is a photo of the primary teachers practicing with parachutes and balls, a fun game to show and share with their young students!
The final photo shows the boys' hostel or dormitory. Most secondary schools offer students the option of boarding, starting in junior high. Secondary schools (considered grades 7-12) are fewer in number and many of those wishing to obtain higher than a sixth grade education must travel some distance to find a school. Boarding allows them the option of continuing their education, as there is no public transportation to and from schools.
This school is bursting at the seams and requires a new building, but there are other priorities in Kafanchan, which Africa Education Partnership needs to tackle before we begin work on the expansion of Gidan Waya.