In my village is a primary school. Around 350 children should go to school here, but for many this is not possible. In Nigeria, which is actually rich, there is often still severe poverty and a great need for development, and children in particular suffer from the difficult circumstances. Parents take their children out of school to save money and instead the children have to work or go begging. Many families simply cannot afford to go to school and also cannot give their children food for the school day. But education is so important for the future of children and so we want to support the families affected. But not only children and their families need help. Old, unemployed, disabled, young, socially disadvantaged and sick people also depend on support. We also work on projects that benefit the entire village community. Cafeteria - Completion The shell of the cafeteria is in place and the 350 school children have already had their first meals thanks to private funding. Unfortunately, the necessary interior furnishings such as tables and chairs, kitchen equipment, gas stove, dishes and cutlery are still missing, and so the children currently have to eat while sitting on the floor, cooking is still done in my parents' house. Some of the final work on the building still has to be completed; the flooring, plastering and ceiling cladding are still missing. For this, as well as for the financing of the meals, we are still dependent on donations. We expect the following costs for the inventory (depending on the market price): 8,440 EUR The following costs arise for the completion of the building: 6,090.00 EUR Drinking water fountain There is no running water in the village of Umuaka, not even in the school, and the drinking water for cooking, drinking and for the sanitary facilities has to be bought at a high price. Therefore we would like to build a drinking water fountain for the school. To do this, a well must be drilled and a filter system installed. The water is to be pumped up at intervals with a diesel generator (as there is no electricity) and collected in two large containers on a tank level. Due to the height of the tank level, the water can flow away under its own pressure. The total costs for the drinking water fountain are: 11,900 EUR
School garden (biodynamic) We are creating our own school garden, which is managed according to the biodynamic principle. Several thoughts underlie this decision: - Self-sufficiency: a piece of independence for the school - Practical learning in the classroom: knowledge for the future in order to ensure one's own survival - Biodynamic: healthy for people and the environment - Sustainable: a conscious approach to nature that will also benefit future generations In order to be able to take care of oneself to a certain extent in the long term, a school garden is being planned. Thus, the elementary school has the opportunity to grow vegetables (yam, cassava, beans, ...) and fruit (bananas, mango, papaya, pineapple, avocado, ...) for their own consumption at low cost. This should be managed according to the biodynamic principle. This is healthy for the children and is also kind to the environment. The land for the garden is provided by the school. We need donations to buy the necessary tools and seedlings. Ask? Suggestions? - Contact us! Do you have any questions or suggestions about our work and projects? Talk to us, we look forward to hearing from you!