Making African children Realise Their Hopes and Aspirations
Education is the key to unlocking the true potential of children in Nigeria. It can alleviate poverty, disease and suffering.Despite the importance of Education, many countries throughout the developing world have large populations who remain uneducated and get trapped in the vicious cycle of simply trying to survive and put food on the table.
A United Nations report stated that only 27% of children in Nigeria who are of Secondary School age, are currently enrolled in Secondary Schools. The cost of school fees, books and uniforms are major factors of such low attendance rates. With 84% of the population living on less than $2 per day, paying for their children to go to school instead of putting food on the table is simply out of the question.
At M.A.R.T.H.A. we realise the importance of giving children hope for the future through education. The divisions between the rich and poor and correspondingly between the educated and illiterate in Nigeria is very pronounced. Privileged Nigerians receive excellent education up to third level while a vast number of Nigerians only receive basic primary school education and up to 32% have never attended school. As a result illiteracy rates are very high.
If we can realise the dream of Martha Okoro and raise funds to build a school for children within the community she lived in all her life, then we will help those children have a better future and break the chains which hold them to a life of poverty and suffering. Please try and help in any way you can and let's realise those dreams.
Ekenobizi is the area where the prospective site for the School Project will be located.