our mission:

To restore life, health and peace to indigenous farmers and nomadic pastoralists in nigeria through the settlement of pastoralists onto protected, ecologically sound grazing reserves with healthcare and schools provided for their families.

A few thoughts on grazing reserve schools...

A few thoughts on grazing reserve schools...

A "school" on Garbagal Reserve

A "school" on Garbagal Reserve

I have to conclude, after seeing the nomadic schools on Kachia and the lack of them on Bobi and Garbagal, that Nomadic Education has failed the Fulani people.  I therefore recommend that Schools for Africa step in on the three reserves in the following ways:

On Kachia, let’s support what is already being done by bringing in learning materials, books and enrichment programs for teachers and children alike.

On Bobi, let’s build three little schools, hire teachers and a supervisor and pay them well.  The Fulani leadership has committed to building teachers’ quarters on the reserve. 

On Garbagal, we’ll do the same, though two schools may suffice as it’s a much smaller reserve.

This will give Schools for Africa seven schools to run:  NewPointe Community in Kogi State, Mogodi Home School, three in Bobi and two in Garbagal.

We’ve already built NewPointe, and Mogodi Home School doesn’t need a building.  That leaves five schools to build at a minimum of $4,000 each, complete with toilets.  That’s a total of $20,000 to build.

The monthly budget at NewPointe is $275.  The budget at Mogodi Home School is $330.  I don’t know yet what the budgets would be for the five new schools, but I imagine they would be comparable. 

Wouldn’t one of you, or your church, like to ‘adopt’ one of these grazing reserve schools?  It could be done with $4,000 to build, and no more than $350 monthly to pay teachers.  This could be a one year commitment, or two, or five!  Please think about it!

I hope the Schools for Africa Board will meet in July while I’m in Seattle, to discuss these issues and more.

Phyllis

It’s been another wonderful day on Bobi reserve!

It’s been another wonderful day on Bobi reserve!

Something so magical happened this morning!

Something so magical happened this morning!