When Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation paid a project visit to Mubi Hills in Adamawa State in May 2017, we met Calmas. Calmas is a ten year old creative boy, who made a toy car out of corn stock, old rubber slippers and used plastic disinfectant container. Calmas has dreams of one day becoming a soldier. Godiya is an eight year old
girl. She is in primary two and one day, wants to become a teacher. This is a story about how all the children in North-Eastern Nigeria go to school. These children love school, have dedicated teachers, a lot of books and learn in solar powered classrooms.
Well, this ideal tale is not exactly the true picture of how things are in Schools in Northern Nigeria. However, this is the reality that Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation and implementing partners, want to create in the following adopted schools; CDM Primary School, Laila, CDM Primary School Lainde, CDM Nursery School Gilmari in Mubi Hills and in Ethnosreach Primary School in Ma’zumari, Niger State in Nigeria.
The children in the primary schools that need educational support are between the ages of 3 years and 14 years. They have all desires like every child at that age. Also, they are curious and inquisitive, fun loving and playful, with a strong hunger to learn and grow up as fast as they can. However, the parents of the children cannot afford to buy exercise books and writing materials for them as they are illiterate peasants who do not have enough to buy the educational supplies that their children need to have a quality education.
The International Literacy Day (ILD) 2017 with the theme, ‘Literacy in a Digital World’ will be commemorated by Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation at Government Secondary School (G.S.S) Oyigbo to roundup our one month Summer School Project. Also, KIR Foundation is using this opportunity to ask you to invest in our ‘Back to School’ Project for our beneficiaries in rural Northern Nigeria.
Dear Donor, supporting this project will enable over 270 primary school children in rural Northern Nigeria receive educational supplies in form of text books, school bags, exercise books, writing materials, storybooks and reading corners. In addition, the International Literacy Day ‘Back to School’ project will provide teaching resources for the schools and its teachers.