Students

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Letters from Sponsored Students

Rachida Dear sponsor, My name is Rachida and I’m in class of CE1 (3rd Grade). I am one of the girls you kindly took care of to facilitate my studies. My parents and I would like to tell you how pleased we are with your action. In Niger it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incredible Exam Results!

I’m so excited to report to you that the sixth-grade exam pass rate for the schools we support is nearly 100% again this year! The exam I’m referring to is the one students must pass in order to exit primary school and continue on to middle school. This year, 144 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]