One of the real challenges faced by our friends in Gusau, Nigeria is the fact that they live about 150 miles from the encroaching Sahara Desert. With the shifting climate trends, hotter, more dry weather extremes are a fact of life for about six months of the year. The issue of powdery and/or gritty dust is an everyday occurrence...and it settles everywhere. It is extremely difficult to get rid of it by sweeping or dusting- hence the computer “dust bags” shown in a previous post.
The only way to combat it is to try and control it a bit. Our partners shared this concern back in November and asked for funding for techo-blocks- interlocking tiles that can be laid down in the exterior space around the campus to keep down the dust.
While still underway, this project will go a long way in keeping classrooms cleaner by controlling the dust- and they are quite beautiful.
Laying these blocks keeps the dust from blowing into classrooms. Your donation would help our students learn in a safer environment.