The Angel Projects Nigeria
The history behind the project
Nigeria, as with other 3rd world countries, suffers from not having clean water, lack of education, diseases, hunger, lack of employment and overall poverty. No one person or organization can heal all of these problems, but we can come together to place a drop in the ocean and let the ripples surge to the ends of the earth. At the Angel Projects of America, Nigeria is an area where we have been lead to put our proverbial drop in their ocean and bring some relief to their plight.
Our Regional Director of The Angel Projects Nigeria, is CC Azuakoemu and during a family visit in 2016 to his home country of Nigeria, he was so moved by the lack of basic infrastructure and poor educational facilities that he and his wife Lilia decided they needed to make difference. They distributed 1000 notebooks to the school children at two local area schools in Aboh-Mbaise, Nigeria that visit. They knew this was just a quick fix and a sustainable project is what is really needed to ensure they are really helping these villages and not just putting a bandaid on a larger wound. They came to work with the Angel Projects of America and our latest project, The Angel Projects Nigeria, was started.
This is a big step for us, and we are excited to move forward with our projects in Nigeria! Our first goal is to meet with the families in Imo State to discuss how we are able to help and what we can do to help them help themselves. We want to be able to get to the core of the problem, to help keep the children in school and to repair and renovate the local school so that the children have an educational environment that is conducive to learning.
Currently, the school building is in complete disarray and falling around them. With children under the age of 15 accounting for 45% of the 200 million population, the burden on education has become overwhelming. And while primary school enrollment has increased in recent years, net attendance is only about 70% — which translates to Nigeria having over 10.5 million out-of-school children.
For the children who can attend, there are not enough functioning desks and chairs not to mention school supplies to service them. We are raising money to fix these problems and to provide students with the supplies that are desperately needed in this village.