3/16/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram’s terrorist attacks have displaced thousands of predominantly Christian communities in southern Borno and northern Adamawa States in northeast Nigeria. Many of those Christians fled in fear of their lives and are currently taking refuge in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bukuru-Jos, Nigeria.
Because of this transition, the children and young adults’ education was disrupted. Falling behind in school would make it more difficult to obtain higher skilled jobs.
Because these families are IDPs, they have no sustainable income source to pay for curriculum, literature, teachers, or tutors.
ICC recognized the immediate need of these Christian IDPs and worked with partners in Nigeria to build a school for the children in the Jos IDP camp. Over the last several months, ICC has not only provided the funds for constructing the school, including electrical and furniture costs, but also funds for teachers, administrators, curriculum, school supplies, and uniforms. The students and families will not have to worry about education any more.
Last week, the Jos IDP school held its inauguration ceremony and welcomed approximately 30 elementary and junior program students to begin studying. With courses in math, science, English, social studies, technology, and reading, the students will be able to continue their education in the midst of the turmoil their families are currently experiencing.
We want to expand the school to accommodate all 131 students, including secondary students, that are interested in attending. We are continually seeking ways to add higher-level curriculum and teachers for advanced subjects. If you would like to help us add curriculum, teachers, supplies, and students, please consider donating to our Suffering Wives and Children Fund.
Continue to pray for Nigerian Christians who are persecuted by extremist groups like Boko Haram or the Fulani herdsmen. Many of these Christian families are displaced and only have a tent to call home. We pray that this school will not only be a reflection of God’s love and provision, but also a source of stability for these families.