Education Matters Spring 2014

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Education Matters, Spring 2014

Dear Friends, There was a definite sense of excitement and momentum while I was in Niger in March!  As we celebrate our 5 year anniversary, it was a privilege to bring volunteers to Niger. They gave me the gift of seeing the country, community, schools, projects and children through a […]

Galadima and the Niamey Primary School, by Kara

I met Galadima at a bus station in Maradi, a city in the middle of Niger on the border of Nigeria. It was early in the day but already hot, and I was mentally preparing for the 12-hour trip to Niamey on a bus without air conditioning or a bathroom. […]

Building Schools Together: How it Works, by Kara

In Niger, schools come to life through planning, hard work, quality craftsmanship and perseverance, often over the period of several years.  Local church members envision a school for their children and their neighbors’ children.  They want them to have the opportunity to realize their God given potential. Often it begins […]

Building Bridges, by Coleen

There is a bridge that stretches from a senior living community in Minnesota to a 6th grade classroom in Niger. Across this bridge travel hopes, support, gratitude, and good wishes. At one end of the bridge is Jim, a retired engineer and World War II veteran whose passion is encouraging […]

40 is a Powerful Number, by Coleen

Did you know that 40 is a life-changing number? The success of this year’s 40 in 40 Campaign is truly inspiring, and it is thanks to your generosity. Because of you, forty more children are going to school through a Remember Niger sponsorship. We are very grateful! My husband’s favorite […]

Building Relationships

Students from the third grade class at Tisdale Elementary in Ramsey, New Jersey, made cards for students at the Tsibiri Primary Boarding School this past March. The family of one of the Tisdale students sponsors Roulkaya, pictured here. View all of the Education Matters Spring 2014 newsletter articles View all […]

A Passion for Teaching, by Coleen

Many of you can remember a favorite teacher – one who motivated you, challenged you, pushed you when you needed pushing, and praised you when you deserved it. Teachers like that can make something as simple as a smile or a “Yes! You got it!” feel like a gold medal. […]

Inspiration, by Alex

My involvement with Remember Niger began five years ago with the James Island Presbyterian Youth Group Hunger Strike. Something about making fundraising into a competition really motivated me and I quickly became very involved with the organization. After a few hunger strikes, I decided that I wanted to go to […]