Niger Mission Trips

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Georgetown Presbyterian Church travels to Niger

Thoughts from Chris Chatelaine-Samsen, mission pastor at GPC, after returning from their mission trip to Niger. “We found high-achieving students, as well as teachers and administrators who are hard-working, smart, and resourceful with limited finances.” “I was thrilled that Georgetown Presbyterian Church was able to sponsor a trip to Niger […]

Exploring Tahoua – Char’s Perspective

We have recently begun some new projects in Tahoua, a city a bit north of where we have built and partnered in the past. Between meetings and school visits, Kara and Char had some time to explore. Check out these fun photos!      

Scholarship Recipients: Hear Their Stories

We had the opportunity to meet with three scholarship recipients today. These young ladies are wonderfully intelligent and so friendly. It was truly a pleasure to get to know them on a more personal level. When we asked them why they wanted to stay in school, they said they are determined […]

Meet Our New Friends at the School for the Deaf

We have slowly developed a strong partnership with Capitol School for the Deaf during the past two years. It began when a mutual friend took us to the school for a visit. We were so impressed with the director, teachers, and students during the visit that we committed to supporting the […]

Feeling Inspired

Last month, we had the exciting privilege of visiting a school on an old French military base, Mirriah. This school uses the base’s remaining historical buildings as its classrooms. You may remember that Niger was colonized by the French from around 1922 to 1960. So, it was as if we […]

Solar Powered Schools, Here We Come!

Niger is quite rich in sun, as many of us know well, especially because the sun is the center of the Nigerien flag! We are excited to finally share with you that soon, we will be able to take advantage of this valuable and plentiful natural resource. It requires an […]

Enjoying Niamey

One day last week we drove around Niamey in Maman’s taxi, tending to various errands. With the windows rolled down and the wind on our faces, I had a truly enjoyable and interesting day getting to know Ibrahim’s brother. The time seemed to fly by as we traveled around and Maman’s stories […]

We are thrilled for Houge!

This trip to Niger was full of exciting and heartwarming updates! I had the opportunity to catch up with our friend, Houge. Many of you have been following her story for years as she has been frequently highlighted as the first student to receive an RN Student Sponsorship and Secondary […]

That Middle School Update You’ve All Been Waiting On

The middle school looks great, feels great, smells great… well you get the picture! It’s exciting to see it already taking shape and progressing since we completed the Laying the Foundation Campaign in June. Here’s a cool update for you, that even I have just learned: our partners in Niger […]

Do you remember Nana?

Last spring, I wrote to you about Nana and her sister. You may remember that when I asked her why she would rather be at boarding school than home with her mom, she revealed that at school she feels free. She feels free to be the person that God created […]