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Time to Rally for Niger!

People young and old, from all different backgrounds, come together every year all around the United States to raise money for children in Niger. These rally events are organized by various organizations, groups and clubs. The rallies are fun and there is a sense of camaraderie as we talk and […]

A Lasting Impression

We are thankful to have great church partners who value building strong relationships with our partners in Niger. This year, Georgetown Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and Sunrise Ministries in Hudsonville, Michigan sent volunteers to Niger. Santo, a volunteer from Sunrise Ministries, traveled there this past summer. It was a […]

Thank you for Laying the Foundation

The Zinder Middle School will be completed this summer thanks to you, our partners and supporters! We raised over $30,000 for this project, which will ensure that the students of the Zinder school will continue to receive a quality education through middle school. Below you will see a letter we […]

Intern Spotlight!

Over the past two weeks, Ashley Hall junior, Natalie Smith, has been interning with us. She’s visited with over 10 different classrooms of students of all ages to educate them about Niger and share about our mission. We are so thankful for her efforts to encourage excitement and support within […]

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 […]

Celebrating Your Big Results!

Starting on September 24th through October 9, hundreds of supporters from Michigan, Minnesota, DC, and South Carolina rallied at bike races, runs, walks, and held a pancake breakfast, to raise over $32,000 to send children to school in Niger. At the same time, they also introduced our mission to over […]

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 […]

The Smith Boys’ “Far-Away Sister”

Matthew (12) and Austin (10) Smith’s family has been sponsoring Halimatou for almost four years. These boys have corresponded with Halimatou and they think of her as their far-away sister! We sent them a few questions to learn more about how their family’s sponsorship has influenced them. Why is it […]

A Letter from a Sponsor Family

Written by Leah DeYoung I am a parent of a child in the United States where my child wants so badly to go over to Niger to help. It makes me so proud. Lydia wants to make a difference and I couldn’t be more proud of that. I think she […]

Student Drawings

Art is not a traditional subject in Nigerien classrooms. But, when Kara is in Niger, it is an important part of interacting with the students.  Students in the sponsor program create cards for sponsors, usually using materials that our donors have provided.  The experience is quite new to some students.  […]