Good morning, friends! Happy Monday! I want to introduce you to the current projects of Schools for Africa, (SFA,) and the officers and board members spending and being spent on this work!
The projects are as follows:
1. The 8-Villages school in Gombe State, for 1,621 children between the ages of 5 and 12 years of age.
2. Schools in each of the three grazing reserves we've been given by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, (FMA,) to handle. Those are, Bobi Reserve in Niger State, Kachia Reserve in Kaduna State and Garbagal Reserve in Jigawa State. This will be in collaboration with the National Commission for Nomadic Education.
3. Clinics in each of the three reserves with intensive training for the women, especially, in the importance of seeking regular prenatal and postnatal care and delivering their babies in clinics. According to the 2015 UNICEF report, every single day, Nigeria loses 2,300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child-bearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality in the world.
4. Sufficient grass and water on the reserves through planned, rotational grazing.
SFA officers are:
Phyllis Sortor, Director
Bello Mahmud, Assistant Director
Donald Standley, Secretary
Betty Buzitis, Treasurer.
Honored Board members are: Devin Myers and Bill Flansburg
We are inviting others who wish to join us as board members to contact us.