To further our goal of concentrating on primary education in the Abuja region, Family Care Edu-vision International Services (FCE) has targeted four local villages: Gwagwalada, Gwako, Kashanfa and Gosaone.
These villages are comprised of a large percentage of Gwari people who are poor farmers, as well as thousands of other unemployed settlers from different parts of Nigeria. Most of these people are poverty-stricken and the chances of them being able to send their children to a school are very slim.
FCE has built a school here, as well as implemented teachers training courses in the school. At present:
- 100 children are receiving good qualitative education with modern methods of teaching.
- Through FCE’s support, not only children but also their parents have deepened their awareness toward qualitative education.
- Many teachers have been trained and have gained employment through this program.
- We are in the process of setting up a vocational training center in these two communities. (All the needed equipment is in place.)
Training of a child cannot be the sole responsibility of a teacher. Parents should play a major role in molding a child’s life. Some of the parents in many of the villages we operate in have to be reminded of their responsibilities as parents. We conduct regular teachers and parent meetings to help train parents as well.