Children are studying in death traps. Structures are
dilapidated and desolate. There are no toilets for a primary school with over
500 children. Children and teachers go toilet in bushes around the school
putting their health at risk. Roofs are
leaking. There are dangerous cracks on walls. There are no doors. Rodents run
around freely. There are no teachers except volunteers. There is no lunch. No electricity
or running water. These primary schools lack the most basic of facilities.
Those that are purchased are overused and expired. These schools meant to
provide the foundation for developing the youngest and most vulnerable in rural
Nigeria are not functioning. They are not fit for purpose.
NRIDB is putting on a strong fight to improve the
condition of the primary schools used by the poorest of the poor in our rural
communities. With your help we can help the poorest of the poor in our rural communities
stay in school, gain quality education and beat poverty.
The poorest of the poor cannot afford private schools. They
rely on the very basic of structures which more often than not are of inferior
quality and lacking of the most basic of amenities. Retention of qualified
teachers is low to none existent and most more often than not rely solely on
School life for
the poorest of the poor in our rural communities in Nigeria is very different
to those of our children in the west or for the children from more affluent
families in Nigeria for the matter.
The Central School of Oforola primary school pictured has
over 500 pupils and is an example of the deplorable conditions of the
facilities available to the poorest of the poor in our rural communities. It
has no toilets for teachers or pupils. All have to use the bush at the side of
the school. The roof is full of holes. It is not possible to have lessons when
it rains. There are no walls separating
class rooms. The concrete floor has eroded away. The children have lessons
sitting on sand.
NRIDB is appealing to everyone to help us to rebuild the dilapidated
primary schools in our rural communities. Donate today. Help us to help them
stay in school, get educated and beat poverty.