Educational Support in Nigeria
How You can Help
Educational Support in Nigeria$75
On April 15th of this year, 276 Nigerian school girls were captured by the militant extremist group, Boko Haram. The group’s name literally means “Western-imposed thinking is forbidden by Islam.”
Although their main objective is to overthrow the Nigerian government, Boko Haram’s tactics aim to create a society where women are powerless. An educated woman, therefore, represents Boko Haram’s greatest threat to control.
These particular kidnappings did not affect any of the 230 sponsored children we care for in Nigeria. However, Boko Haram’s presence in the region has directly impacted our programs in the surrounding areas.
The group’s activity in Northern Nigeria has triggered a wave of unrest across the country as political, religious, and socio-economic ideologies collide. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and thousands are living in fear.
We must intervene strategically to ensure that our sponsored children remain safe and cared for, while also addressing the larger problem highlighted by the kidnappings: the Boko Haram’s disapproval of formalized education, particularly for girls.
Fighting Fear With Education and Empowerment
We must advance what Boko Haram is desperately trying to destroy: empowerment, education, stability, and hope. These are best weapons we have to counteract this astonishing evil.
We invite you to get involved in keeping our sponsored children—boys and girls—in a safe and enriching environment.
Give toward educational support, enabling our programs in Nigeria to keep educating young girls and boys, even during a time of crisis. Your gifts will allow us to contend with the rising cost of commodities and provide increased security measures in and around the school campuses.
We urge you, for the sake of every boy and girl in our Nigerian programs, please act today.