Niger Trip October 2014

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Les Arbres in the Garden

I toured the garden while I was in Niger just a few weeks ago, and I learned a lot about “les arbres” in Niger! Originally, I thought that we would provide only lime, lemon, papaya and mango trees with the funds raised during the Rally for Niger. As it turns […]

Bonne Voyage

We left at 6am to drive from Maradi to Niamey. Our plan was to visit the new school at Madaoua and meet with the school committee at Dogon Doutchi on the way. There is a two-lane road that traverses the southern part of Niger from West to East. Maradi is […]

Rally In Niger

The first annual Rally in Niger took place at the Tsibiri Boarding School on October 28.  It was a balmy 93 degrees Fahrenheit without a cloud in the sky at 5pm in the afternoon.  First, the boys played a hard-fought game of soccer that ended in a 0-0 tie.  The […]

Our Day at Aguie Primary School

On Monday, we spent the morning at the Aguie Primary School. Here are some observations and stories… Trees Our volunteer group had the opportunity to plant trees at the Aguie School when we were here three years ago. Of the 7-8 trees that were planted at that time only one […]

Efforts to treat malaria at the schools (by Karen Pepin)

Colorful clothes, backpacks with cartoon characters, smiles, and inquisitive eyes. All these images struck me as the students entered the classroom and neatly arranged themselves on the long wooden benches. Visiting Zinder on Friday, we spent time taking photos of each of the sponsored children. What fun it was to […]

October 2014 Trip and Houge

Walking into a classroom full of very energetic children makes the long flights and lack of sleep worth it! Karen and I arrived in Niger Thursday evening and barely had time to close our eyes and sleep before we were off on another 3.5 hour flight from Niamey to Zinder. […]