It is with great excitement that we enter a year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Remember Niger Coalition. We invite you to journey with us this year as we remember our beginnings, acknowledge the progress we’ve made, and outline our plans to further our mission in Niger.
In 2009, we met with representatives from the Evangelical Church of Niger, our very first partners in Niger, who shared with us their vision for building a school system that would serve the thousands of children in Niger who did not have access to quality education. Their excitement was contagious. As we visited the land where the schools would be built, it was as if the empty fields came to life. We could clearly picture the classrooms that would take shape, each brimming with students eager to learn. Though the challenge was immense, we entered into a formal partnership to help bring this vision to life. At the time, we could not have imagined the many ways you, our supporters, would transform thousands of young lives in the next ten years. In 2009 we supported 3 school communities with a total of 400 students. In 2019 we will support nearly 3,000 students in 10 schools and 2 special education centers.
Thank you for sharing our passion to provide quality educational opportunities in Niger! We hope you will enjoy our reflections on the past 10 years and all that is to come in 2019 and ahead.