There is no school transportation system established in Nigeria. Students walk sometimes long distances, are driven by parents, take public buses if available or they hire a driver who takes them on the back of a moped. Our partner in Kafanchan, Bishop Dogo, in explaining this need, expressed a desire to have several small school buses, to have them shipped to the port of Lagos, for delivery to Kafsanchan. He agreed to pay for the buses and requested that Africa Education Partnership pay the taxes and the shipping to Nigeria.
Buses from Dattco Inc. of New Britain, Connecticut.
Retired Dattco Controller, Bob Chagnon and wife of AEP board member, Elaine Chagnon, worked with contacts at the company and located two used buses in good condition and at a good price. The buses were purchased.
Fundraising efforts through Facebook.
Fundraising through facebook raised enough money to covershipping the buses and two barrels of spare parts. Eleven additional barrels of school and medical supplies were also loaded on to the buses. Certified drivers were hired to drive the buses to New York for shipping to Lagos
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