42 vulnerable children need sponsors to help them receive a quality education. Please sponsor a child today!
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were in 2nd or 3rd grade? Maybe you wanted to be a police officer, a teacher or a doctor. The students in our sponsorship program are among the most vulnerable children in Niger. But they have the same aspirations that you did when you were young. Often, they want to be nurses, school principals, teachers or soldiers. And yet, every once in a while a student will surprise me! This is what happened when I met Kristina. She came up with a response that was different from all the rest. She told me she wanted to be a pilot!
I had the opportunity to introduce Kristina to a pilot who talked to her and let her sit in the cockpit. I’ll never forget the smile on her face as she sat there, imagining herself as a pilot. Kristina loves school and she plans to make her dream a reality. This would not be possible without the support of her sponsor.
We currently have 42 children who are waiting for sponsors before April 15. Would you please sponsor a child today?
When you pledge $35 a month you are ensuring that a child in Niger has the opportunity to attend a high quality school. This is a big deal in a country where only about half of all children have the opportunity to go to school. By sponsoring a student, you will help a dream come true! And more than that, you will make a difference in that child's life, the effects of which will ripple out into the family, community and entire country.
Remember Niger Coalition
14 Classrooms in 2022
2022 was a very exciting year for Remember Niger! We constructed more classrooms than ever before in a single year, thanks to your generosity. Construction included 5 school buildings with a total of 14 classrooms! This means that every year, an additional 600 students will have the opportunity to go to school. These permanent cement block classrooms provide a safe place for children to receive a high quality education. We are grateful for you, our supporters, for giving generously because you recognize the importance of establishing more schools in Niger. One of the reasons for the low school attendance rate is a lack of school buildings. Together, we are creating lasting change – one school, one classroom and one student at a time.
TRAINING for TEACHERS
6 days of training
The 2022 Remember Niger Teacher Training was a huge success! 115 teachers, administrators and staff attended this 6-day training. They received training in pedagogy, technology, inclusive education, the relationship between the school and community and violence in schools. The technology program included training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The instructors focused on the evaluation and reinforcement of lessons to ensure that every student understands the material being taught. Thank you to our donors, IMF Giving Together and the Montgomery Village Rotary Club for making this critical training possible. Teachers are equipped and excited about the 2022-2023 school year.
RALLY FOR NIGER
Scholarships for Girls
Houge, pictured with RNC Executive Director Kara VanderKamp, was the first recipient of a scholarship to attend a Remember Niger partner school. Many girls like Houge will have the opportunity to attend middle school and high school, thanks to your support of the 2022 Rally for Niger, which took place in October in various locations around the United States. It was a nationwide celebration and fundraiser to provide scholarships for girls to attend secondary school in Niger. Only about 9% of girls in Niger attend secondary school. For girls who are educated beyond primary school, the likelihood of an early marriage is reduced significantly. Furthermore, the longer a girl stays in school, the less likely she is to be married before the age of 18. With pregnancy and childbirth before the age of 18 leading to a number of complications, including both maternal and infant mortality, there are numerous reasons to encourage girls to stay in school. Thank you to all who participated and supported the 2022 Rally for Niger!
The mission of Remember Niger Coalition is to unify people and mobilize resources to expand quality educational opportunities in Niger.