Niger is the world's second poorest country. Over a million children do not go to school, and those who do often leave after just a couple of years. Poverty, a lack of facilities, few qualified teachers and entrenched cultural practices combine to deprive children - particularly girls - of the chance of a good education.
With your help, however, we can improve school buildings, train teachers and help communities get government support to ensure current and future generations receive a decent education.
- Increase attendance and reduce drop-out rates by building and equipping six model classrooms, providing clean toilets, and encouraging families to send girls to school.
- Enhance the quality of education by training and supporting the development of teachers.
- Help communities to lobby authorities for education improvements.
How far does your money go?
- £150 could provide a school with a hygiene kit, essential for promoting better sanitation amongst children and putting an end to preventable diseases.
- £50 could buy 10 textbooks, essential materials for teaching adults how to read and write.
- £41 could provide a table bench for a school, improving the children's learning environment.