On this day of giving, Remember Niger is asking you to provide food for the students who attend our boarding school. 44% of children in Niger suffer from chronic malnutrition and the majority of families subsist on less than $1 per day. In addition to providing a high quality education for the students, the boarding school provides nutritious meals each day. For many children, it is the only meal they receive for the day.
Several years ago, Remember Niger donated funds for new fruit trees to be planted in the school garden. The fruit and vegetables harvested there contribute to the meals, and the garden continues to expand. In fact, the Niger Minister of Education referred to the garden as a shining example of what is possible at exemplary schools.
While the garden provides fruits and vegetables, there are many items that are still needed on a regular basis. These are things like rice, sugar, salt, oil, and millet.
The school is attended by both boarding students (many of them orphans) and day school students. Not long ago, meals were only provided to the boarding school students. But the director of the school, Isti Garba, decided to give lunch to each student. When asked why he made this decision, he said simply, "The children are hungry. What can I do?" $547 is enough money to feed the children for one month. Our goal today is to raise $2188, enough to feed the children for four months. Every dollar matters and your gift is important. Thank you for feeding the students!