Monday February 16: Rural Schools
It is 4:45 a.m. local time on Monday, I hear the morning wakeup call that precedes the first call to prayer at the local mosque. The wakeup call and all calls to prayer are broadcast over a loud speaker system, and although I have been awake for some time now, due to jet lag, it woke me up yesterday, as it is intended to do.
After breakfast we saw two churches and the primary schools attached to them. We also visited the site of the future “Graceland International School”, the main reason for our trip.
Kotorkoshi - St. Mary's
The first Church we visited was St. Mary's in Kotorkoshi. What impressed us the most when first seeing this church is that a primary school was in session right on site.
Kaura Namoda -St. John's
The last church of the day was again the most impressive of the day. It was a fairly long distance from Gusau, again north but on a different road.
The plan for the remainder of this week is to visit different churches and the schools attached to them.
Gusau - Graceland International School site
We finally had a chance to see the empty plot of land where the future Graceland International School will be built. The property is right in the middle of a rapidly developing middle class and professional community, that currently has no other school planned.