GARRAM CHILDREN’S SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE GARRAM CHILDREN’S
GARRAM CHILDREN’S SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE was established in
1995 in GARRAM District in Plateau State of Nigeria; Garram District
is located in a remote rural area of Kangke LGA. A large proportion
of the population of the area lives in poverty, unable to adequately
feed, cloth, or educate their children. There is a severe lack
of clean water and basic hygiene and good educational institutions.
motto of the school is:
is life" – This is where “the past meets the
future” for the disadvantaged child.
primary focus of the School is to bring hope to the poor, most
neglected, helpless and disadvantaged children in its catchment
area regardless of sex, race, religion or political views. The
School works strictly in accordance with its pledge of equal opportunity/affirmative
action in all its policies. Furthermore we aim to bring general
improvements for the benefit of the people of Garram District
260 children attend the School of whom 80% are disadvantaged (orphans,
handicapped and girls). Although some parents can afford modest
fees the majority cannot.
The School is run by a board of 9 unpaid trustees made up of parents
and relations of children with disabilities and orphans. The School
employs 16 staff and beside the trustees receives voluntary help
from the School’s Parent-Teachers Association.
School is a nongovernmental organization with no funds of its
own, which does not enjoy grants from any arm of the government
of Nigeria [local, state or federal]. The School, therefore, has
to solicit for funds and materials from charitable organizations
and humanitarians for the benefit of the disadvantaged children
of the Garram Community and its environs. We are tax-exempt in
accordance with Decree 104 of 1993 of The Income Management Act
of Nigeria by Plateau State Government.
The School has a medical clinic which was established in 1999/2000.