Finding ways to get children to school is a common problem for the schools we work with in Nigeria. There is no centralized bus service as in the United States. Schools must either purchase and maintain their own vehicles or count on children walking to school or parental drop-off.
Jagindi Tasha Nursery/Primary School is located on a large, open tract of land close to a main road. While the school is set back on the property, the openness and accessibility to the road could prove problematic.
Jagindi Tasha is a rural village about 1 ½ hours outside of Kafanchan center and home to one of five nursery/primary schools within the Kafanchan diocese.
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 has exited
Classroom furniture is one of the keys to high performing students. ... It's proven to increase student collaboration, focus involvement, engagement, feedback, and stimulation.
Planned and Postponed
By this date April 28, 2020 a joint team of eight members from Africa Education Partnership (AEP) and Kateri Medical Services, had expected to be in Nigeria, after departing from Boston on April 24th. Two board members from AEP, Peter Dewberry and Elaine Chagnon, were to be part of this team. The plans included visits to our original project in Gusau and then to the Kafanchan district in Kaduna State.
(See the attached map, Gusau shown with a red star in Zamfara State, Kafanchan with a blue star, in Kaduna State).
This photo, taken at the Graceland International School in Gusau at approximately 7PM. In the in a click of the camera’s shutter is captured 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.
It’s hard for us to imagine living in our homes without safe, clean drinking water and flushable toilets. What if you had to send your child out every day to collect water for domestic use? And what if the closest source of water was a polluted pond, stream or river, more than a mile away?
One-third of Nigerians have no access to clean drinking water. This photo was sent to us from one of our partners in Nigeria to illustrate the need for clean drinking water in Nigeria. Acknowledgement: The photo was taken by Genuine Ernest Bishop Ahiabli, to show the dire need for clean drinking water in the village of Akpatoeme in the Ketu North Municipality In Ghana.
A joint team from both Africa Education Partnership (AEP) and Kateri Medical Services, is in the planning stages for a spring trip to Nigeria. Two board members from AEP, Peter Dewberry and Elaine Chagnon are part of this team. The plans include visits to our original project in Gusau and then to the Kafanchan area to assess progress of our current work and assessing next steps.