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Remember Niger Celebrates 10 Years in Zinder!

Working with the school in Zinder has been one of my greatest joys over the past ten years. I can vividly recall getting to know those on the school committee for the first time while sitting around in a circle of plastic chairs. We sat outside of the nearly completed, […]


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 […]


Exploring Tahoua – Char’s Perspective 1

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 1

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 2

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 […]


Images From Our October Trip 3

At the beginning of each school year in Niger, we visit our schools to gather information on new students needing financial assistance and to check in with our existing sponsorship students! We also tour schools that our donors have helped to build, such as a new secondary school. Here are […]


Celebrating Your Big Results! 1

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 […]


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! 1

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 […]