Rally for Niger
This fall, communities across the United States held bike-a-thons, run and walk-a-thons, and a youth hunger strike, all to raise money to support quality educational opportunities. In total, more than $31,000 was raised for the food program, school construction and teacher training. Thank you!
- Feeding our students.We will provide meals to students at the schools we support and improvements to the garden at Tsibiri. Learn more about our Food Program
- Building and furnishing more classrooms. A new school is planned for the capital city of Niamey, Niger. Learn more about our School Building Program
- Training our teachers. Well trained teachers are required for quality education and will be needed for the new school in Niamey. Learn more about our Teacher Scholarship Program
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A special thank you to the following:
- Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Washington DC for providing $10,000 towards matching pledges,
- Two other anonymous donors for providing a total of $2,000 towards matching pledges,
- Event sponsors Kent Stevens and Anderson Hickman Designs,
- Susan and Robert Bell,
- Businesses for providing prizes or auction items, including New Holland Brewing Company, Gateway Cycle and Costco,
- Many people who were involved in planning and volunteering for the events, including Karen Pepin, Heather Breen, Kathleen Jennings, Katie Novaria, Lynne Beck, Robyn Beth Priestly, Allison Hubbard, Pat McKisson, Ruth Jones and more,
- Paul Colton for shaving his head, and raising awareness of our efforts to transform education in Niger,
- the nearly 90 people who rode bikes, walked, ran, or participated in the hunger strike,
- and pledges and donations from more than 250 people or businesses!!
Open the Doors to Education through Sponsorship
Most of the students who need sponsors come from large families that are extremely poor or they are orphaned. Their parents and caretakers are unable to pay for them to go to school in a country where education is cost prohibitive. Children who are not in school spend their days at home or on the street begging.
The door to their future is closed.
As a Sponsor, you will change the future one by 1 as you open the doors to education for one boy or girl and offer a future of hope and new possibilities.
Adama is 7 years old and in the second grade. Her father is a subsistence farmer with four other children to support.
Laouali is 11 years old and in the fifth grade. He and his nine siblings were orphaned when his father died.
Change Lives – One by 1
Each child’s life is impacted as a direct result of the participation and donations from you, our supporters. A new school, money for the food program, sponsorships, and so on, make a tremendous difference, one by one. Thank you!