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Info about the Classroom Construction
A village of approximately 3,500 people in Niger is seeking to construct two additional classrooms for its Primary School. The first classroom at the site was built in 2003 in response to the lack of space at the original primary school. There are now 150 students receiving their educations at the school, but only the highest grade has an adequate concrete classroom. The remaining three classes are being taught in millet stalk shacks. The younger children are exposed to heat, wind, rain, and cold; each of which they have to deal with variably throughout the school year. These conditions do not promote a quality environment, favorable to the student’s ability to learn.
The construction of additional classrooms will not only benefit the students currently enrolled in school, but will continue to benefit the community and its youth for years to come. Having a classroom that protects children from the weather and one that provides adequate space will allow for more children to attend school, helping to promote learning at an early age, literacy, and higher education in the local secondary school.
The community members have a strong desire to provide acceptable classrooms for their young students. However, as subsistence farmers, they are unable to raise the funds required for this project on their own. They will do their part by assisting in the construction work and providing the raw materials water, sand, and gravel. They look forward to beginning this project and being able to provide two new classrooms for their children.
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.