will be made available to our potential donor]
Projects we need your assistance to undertake include, but not
Improved Educational Facilities
Games Equipment & Facilities
Teaching and Learning Materials
Building and Renovation of Classrooms and Clinic
Fencing of the School
Water and Sanitation
Partnership Development and Service of Volunteers
HEALTH CARE [BASIC HEALTH]
The school ha a clinic called Garram Clinic, this is the PRIMARY
HEALTH CARE PROGRAM OF GARRAM CHILDREN'S SCHOOL. IT WAS SET-UP
IN 1996 / 97 WITH FUNDS FROM: the Canadian High Commission in
Nigeria, U-Assist SAS Sweden, and Swanton Foundation Inc, USA.
It is a 10-Bed Clinic. The school arranges for a Medical Doctor
from the Jos University Teaching Hospital to visit the clinic
monthly and as needed to offer additional medical services to
the community. This clinic needs expansion to accommodate the
teaming populations that are patronizing our services.
The immediate concern now is to have the clinic well furnished
with the basic and necessary diagnostics equipment such as are
available in Comprehensive Health Centers ( far away from the
community about 200 km ) so that the health of children at the
grass -roots could be improved.
This clinic has been the immediate hope of the community its
improvement will provide ‘perpetual’ relief to the
people who travel far on foot and/or pay high transport fare
for medical diagnosis requiring the use of X-Ray, Ultrasound
Scanning Machines and other diagnostic demands.
AND BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Girls and Basic Education Program are two programs in one:
1. The Girls Education Program is the project that will enable
more girls be educated in Garram Community through free tuition
to girls to attend Garram Children’s School from primary
one to primary six.
2. The Basic Education Program is the required program of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria that is aimed at continuity from
primary to secondary section in the same school. Usually from
Junior Secondary one to Junior Secondary three. GCS has been
approved to run this.
We want to encourage parents to send their female children to
be educated at Garram children’s school. This will reduce
the high illiteracy rate in the community. Illiteracy is both
a cause and consequence of poverty and underdevelopment. Literacy
provides a means by which people and communities can attain
greater control over their destinies. Literacy is a basic human
Some of the girls are on girl child education. We want to continue
this program but have no funds. This program gives girls from
abjectly poor families the chance to be educated freely.
We would like to work with donors who will support the education
of girls in our community.
Garram Children’s School believes that in order for economic
change to improve lives, people need to be involved in the development
process—defining their needs and planning, organizing
and executing programs that meet those needs .Development gives
people the tools they need to improve their lives, and literacy
is one of these tools. Development is empowerment, enabling
people to take control of their lives, and literacy is a central
vehicle for achieving this goal. Every ailment in the world
can be lessened with enhanced education for all.
If we want to lessen global terrorism, we need to make sure
the poor uneducated masses in many countries [Nigeria inclusive]
become educated about democracy, women’s rights, and business
AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES EDUCATION AND CONTROL PROGRAM
In Garram Community, HIV / AIDS are having negative impacts
on agricultural production, the skilled workforce, and the health
care delivery system. It’s exacerbated by conflict between
family members and infringes on human right and dignity. Women
are more seriously affected than men both in the proportion
infected, their roles as caregivers to People Living with HIV/AIDS
(PLWHA) and orphans, and unequal power relations that make it
difficult for them to negotiate safe sex. We have identified
some sensitive issues surrounding AIDS, such as the STIGMATIZATION
of affected and infected persons. We will like take action on
Stigmatization through the organization and delivery of workshop
and seminar on this monster which will help increase love and
care for one another. We consider it appropriate to undertake
this awareness and sensitization campaign because of the impact
of HIV/AIDS on our children which are enormous, including: loss
of social and family support; shame and discrimination; physical
and economic impact.
Furthermore, the following health concerns will be addressed:
- immunization practices, Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health,
including, birth control and substance abuse. And to mount campaign
against the deadly disease- AIDS.
AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND ACCESS
The technology gap and indeed, the internet connectivity gap
between the developed and the developing world are getting larger
/ wider every day. The need for access to engineering resources
as well as the skills to use information effectively is of increasing
importance as countries move along in the technological development.
Engineering information, starting with computer, Information
and communication Technology and internet sources will encourage
children to love engineering thereby taking to engineering in
their later educational studies.
Girls in Garram Community are the most disadvantaged social
group today. They are unable to challenge the status quo from
their position of acute vulnerability. Girls’ circumstances
can only improve if donors support us. And in turn our rural
communities can change if girls’ circumstances improve.
Garram Children's School is seeking assistance to put in place
Information and Communication Technology Centre targeting the
girls and aimed at the Improvement in the standard of education
of the children. ICT is needed for the empowerment of needy
Our project will be focusing on the use of computer to:
1. Teach and learn several subjects using appropriate soft wares
to improve their retention rate,
2. To encourage elementary and junior School Girls / boys [children
]to take to engineering science as a future profession,
3. To teach and learn computer applications,
4. Allow children to get, produce, and share ideas and resources
in future life,
5. Expose girls to ICT and promote the use of Information and
Communication Engineering Technology;
learn how to type using computer-based typing software (Several
levels of computer technology will be introduced).
We plan to offer classes for the community in the evenings for
women and youths
The lack of computers is a major barrier to the education of
all of the children in Nigeria in general and in Garram Children’s
School in particular. A computer lab for Garram Children’s
School / orphanage addresses three needs that have been identified
by the staff and students of the orphanage:
First The Internet is unavailable at the school and the teachers
and children are unable to afford the travel expense or pay
the fee at local Internet cafes.
Second Required textbooks for classes are almost impossible
Third The absence of computer training prevents the orphanage
from successfully achieving one of its main priorities: preparing
the girls, handicapped and orphans to enter the job market and/or
compete for admission to higher educational institutions.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AS A MEANS OF INCOME GENERATION
We need an income-generating enterprise which will enable us
raise funds internally. The need for this Income Generating
Enterprise grows daily as the number of those whom we serve
increases on almost daily basis without a corresponding increase
in grants from other donors or internally generated source.
It is vital to the life of the school.
QUALITY EDUCATION IS A COSTLY ENTERPRISE PARTICULARLY THAT WHICH
INVOLVES THE NEEDY CHILDREN AND THAT IT IS NEVER TO THE ADVANTAGE
OF DONORS OR RECIPIENTS OF FUNDS, ESPECIALLY IN THE PRESENT
DAY NIGERIA WITH UNSTABLE POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC HARSH
CONDITIONS, TO RELY ALWAYS ON FOREIGN AIDS FOR SUSTENANCE. It
is necessary to have a project of self-sustenance such as, but
not restricted to, fish farm, sugar cane plantation, animal
CHILDREN’S THEATRE PROGRAM
To enhance opportunities for children from three to twelve years
of age, growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage
to optimally develop their innate and other potentials that
will help improve on their daily education, thus exposing them
to engage in activities that will make their lives better.
Children generally show extreme interest on the “Sesame
Street” program on our Television sets, other programs
at this centre could replace this in the school using several
teaching aids. Programs could be integrated into this centre
for the learning of mathematics, science, English Language,
environmental protection, good hygiene habits. Children learn
better through demonstration, seeing & hearing. This program
will greatly enhance their learning capacity and widen their
scope of understanding.