Laying the Foundation – Madaoua Update

Zinder School
Once built, Madaoua’s first school building will look similar to this one in Zinder.

Good news travels fast! Ibrahim, the administrator of the schools we support, called recently to let me know that the leaders in Madaoua, the site of the next school, have raised the funds needed to apply for official recognition with the government. This was no small feat for the church members in their small town. In just three months they have been able to collect over $1,000. Keep in mind that the average income in Niger is less than $200 annually.

Ibrahim also told me that the church members have already cleaned out a room on the church property for the kindergarten. This means that everything is set for school to begin this fall and for construction to start on the first school building in the spring! Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our donors we have already raised nearly $20,000 of the $50,000 needed for the school building. If you would like to contribute to this great project, please visit our website!

Madaoua School Construction Checklist:

  • Recognition from Nigerien Government
  • Seed funds raised by local parents and community
  • Cleaned out school building for Kindergarten so school can start in the Fall
  • School construction site readied

In progress—funds raised for first building