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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AT LEA PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHORIN BISA, ABUJA

Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory, about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school, most of which are from rural communities. Hence, numbers are expected to rise due to covid-19.
Remote learning became the new normal when schools were shut down.

However, children in the rural communities were left behind because they lacked electronic devices, internet connections and trained teachers.
The negative effects of these lapses if not properly handled will be felt for decades.
Based on the above, on March 16 2021 JHF visited LEA primary school in Chorin Bisa, a neglected rural community in Abuja and donated writing materials such as notebooks, biros, pencils, erasers, rulers to all the pupils to improve learning and encourage attendance as schools re-open.
In addition, the beneficiaries were enlightened on the preventive measures to Coronavirus and also provided with hygiene tools such as handwashing buckets and liquid soap.
This will provide a safe learning environment for the children It was all excitement as the children received their packages and parents in attendance testified that this would go a long way in reducing the cost of schooling on them. The school management and staff were also motivated by the show of love as in the words of a staff "before now, no organization has come to identify with us".

We are glad we could do this and hope to do more during the course of the year.