by Agbora Naanee 460 Lives Impacted Nigeria
Helping Hands Around the World plans to provide a school for under-served children in Biara, Nigeria. Over the course of the last few years, this ...
Dookue Memorial School will also provide a generation of youth in the area the ability to eat healthy meals at the school to guarantee that they are prepared for the learning process, and to provide an atmosphere where the same children are able to learn and develop habits for continuing education. Dookue Memorial School already has one unimproved building in place, as well as a small staff of teachers and administrators who are ready for the program to launch. Any funds obtained in this campaign will be used for teacher salaries, nutrition for the students, desks, chairs, educational infrastructure, supplies, and a small number of computers so that the children can be exposed to, and benefit from, high-tech learning tools.
Description of Existing Site, and Plans for the Future
The land and some unimproved structures has been donated for use to the school. The students of the school will have access to classrooms, a computer lab, and a library. Each classroom will have one teacher, and one assistant teacher. In each classroom, the student body will consist of 30 children between the ages of four and six years. One kitchen staff and the two assistant teachers will cook, make sure all of the children are fed, and perform cleanup duties. There will be one administrator and one office staff to keep and maintain records, to promote the vision and mission of the school, and to provide backup for other duties as needed. The facility has a kitchen and several classrooms, with bathrooms on the first floor. On the second floor there are eight rooms and two bathrooms for classrooms and storage areas, with an extra room allowing for future expansion of capacity to serve more youth in the area, once the program is in place and fully staffed.
The computer lab will house computer systems so that the students are able to learn, communicate, and familiarize themselves with technological learning tools, sometimes for the first time. The Learning Center will aid in educating and empowering the youth so that the cycle of poverty as a by-product of an educational lack can come to an end.
Dookue Memorial School will set as the first and most important step towards the transformation of an area that is universally affected by poverty. Children in the area regularly go from morning until night without food or any kind of nutrition. Helping Hands recognizes this as a major roadblock of the learning process, and because of that, will have a program in place that will allow for students to receive breakfast and lunch during school days. This will ensure that our efforts have the most effective possible results, and that the students are properly equipped for a learning environment.
We are sure we will reach our goal but if we don't, any contributions received will still be used for the a scaled down version of our project. This may involve serving less students and hiring less staff with the anticipation that we will be able to increase services at a later time.
Helping Hands Around the World is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to working with families, children, and the global community in order to allow the children of the world to reach their full potential through economic and educational empowerment. The goal of our organization is to increase access to quality education in under-served areas, to promote educational wellness, and to empower positive change in communities. The mission of Helping Hands Around the World is to promote economic empowerment by provisioning funds, goods and services in any part of the world seeking support and financial assistance, to provide access to education to children and families through community-based solutions, and to promote positive change to communities based on awareness of the responsibility to the rest of the world,
Your contribution to Dookue Memorial School will make what was impossible, possible. You will have the opportunity to help children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to go to school. These children would live in despair and without hope. This is our chance to help these families break the cycle of poverty. Your contribution would allow these children to go to a school locally thus providing a great relief for the families who are unable to afford the expense of school let alone the cost of other expenses like food and sometimes room and board. You will be giving these children a chance to compete with the rest of the world. The future of our children depends on all of us to help make the future of the world and of our children brighter.Other Ways You Can Help
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