2019 VISIT

In August 2019, Educate the Children Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Mrs. Liz Akano visited the project site in Ugbele Akah, Imo State Nigeria to supervise the Phase V work of the elementary school project which is plastering and installation of doors and windows.

Although there was a lot of work to be done during this trip, Liz Akano found some time to visit with the students and the teachers of the National School, Ugbele to provide them with the several school supplies including back backs, T-shirts and other learning and teaching supplies donated by Educate the Children supporters. As you can see from the pictures, the staff and students were truly appreciative and excitement filled the room.

We thank our supporters who are always there every year during our annual fundraisers for their continued support of this very worthy project.

2019 Updates Slides

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2020 UPDATE

As a result of Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that followed, we were not able to visit the site of our project this year but construction continued on the site, thanks to our volunteer engineer who was on the ground and was able to supervise work this August. During this phase VI of the project, we were able to complete external wiring and electrical fixtures, the ceiling, and over 85% of the terrazzo flooring.

Unfortunately, we were not able to complete and open the school as originally planned, again as a result of the unprecedented challenges created by the pandemic.

We need your help now more than ever. We understand the financial strain imposed to families by the pandemic but if you are able to support this project, please click on the Donate link or click the Canada Helps link to donate. A charitable receipt will be issue for the amount of the donation and emailed to your address.

Thank you all for your continued support. We could not do it without your support.

2020 Updates Slides

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PHASE IV: CONDUIT WIRING AND PLUMBING - Summer 2018

In Summer of 2018 Liz Akano, the executive director of Educate The Children travelled to Ugbele Akah, in Njaba Local Government, Imo State, Nigeria to oversee the completion of Phase IV of the School Project.

Phase IV consists of the conduit electrical wiring, and plumbing, including construction of two septic tanks and soak away. She also supervised the construction of the overhead water tank stand, installation of 2x1000 gallons of water tanks, and the connection of the borehole pipes to the overhead tanks.

The work completed for the project provided employment for over twenty local men and youth for the three and half weeks we were on the ground. The plan is to start and complete the next phase, plastering and framing during the summer of 2019.

It is our goal to open the classroom block in September of 2020 so the students can be moved into their new school. We appreciate your continued support and generosity as we strive to provide a life changing opportunity to rural children in Ugbele Akah, Nigeria through education.

2018 Updates Slides

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In continuation of the project, roofing of the school building was completed this past summer, August 2017.

2017 Updates in Slides

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In Summer 2016, we completed the errection of the classrom-block walls.

2016 Updates in Slides

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PHASE IV: CONDUIT WIRING AND PLUMBING - Summer 2018

In Summer of 2018 Liz Akano, the executive director of Educate The Children travelled to Ugbele Akah, in Njaba Local Government, Imo State, Nigeria to oversee the completion of Phase IV of the School Project.

Phase IV consists of the conduit electrical wiring, and plumbing, including construction of two septic tanks and soak away. She also supervised the construction of the overhead water tank stand, installation of 2x1000 gallons of water tanks, and the connection of the borehole pipes to the overhead tanks.

The work completed for the project provided employment for over twenty local men and youth for the three and half weeks we were on the ground. The plan is to start and complete the next phase, plastering and framing during the summer of 2019.

It is our goal to open the classroom block in September of 2020 so the students can be moved into their new school. We appreciate your continued support and generosity as we strive to provide a life changing opportunity to rural children in Ugbele Akah, Nigeria through education.

2018 Updates Slides

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  • pipe1.jpg
  • piping2.jpg
  • piping_toilet.jpg
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  • plumbing_toilet.jpg
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  • roof1.jpg
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  • windows1.jpg
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2019 VISIT

In August 2019, Educate the Children Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Mrs. Liz Akano visited the project site in Ugbele Akah, Imo State Nigeria to supervise the Phase V work of the elementary school project which is plastering and installation of doors and windows.

Although there was a lot of work to be done during this trip, Liz Akano found some time to visit with the students and the teachers of the National School, Ugbele to provide them with the several school supplies including back backs, T-shirts and other learning and teaching supplies donated by Educate the Children supporters. As you can see from the pictures, the staff and students were truly appreciative and excitement filled the room.

We thank our supporters who are always there every year during our annual fundraisers for their continued support of this very worthy project.

2019 Updates Slides

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2019 VISIT AND PROGRESS

In August 2019, Educate the Children Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Mrs. Liz Akano visited the project site in Ugbele Akah, Imo State Nigeria to supervise the Phase V work of the elementary school project which is plastering and installation of doors and windows.

Although there was a lot of work to be done during this trip, Liz Akano found some time to visit with the students and the teachers of the National School, Ugbele to provide them with the several school supplies including back backs, T-shirts and other learning and teaching supplies donated by Educate the Children supporters. As you can see from the pictures, the staff and students were truly appreciative and excitement filled the room.

We thank our supporters who are always there every year during our annual fundraisers for their continued support of this very worthy project.

2019 Updates Slides

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PHASE IV: CONDUIT WIRING AND PLUMBING - Summer 2018

In Summer of 2018 Liz Akano, the executive director of Educate The Children travelled to Ugbele Akah, in Njaba Local Government, Imo State, Nigeria to oversee the completion of Phase IV of the School Project.

Phase IV consists of the conduit electrical wiring, and plumbing, including construction of two septic tanks and soak away. She also supervised the construction of the overhead water tank stand, installation of 2x1000 gallons of water tanks, and the connection of the borehole pipes to the overhead tanks.

The work completed for the project provided employment for over twenty local men and youth for the three and half weeks we were on the ground. The plan is to start and complete the next phase, plastering and framing during the summer of 2019.

It is our goal to open the classroom block in September of 2020 so the students can be moved into their new school. We appreciate your continued support and generosity as we strive to provide a life changing opportunity to rural children in Ugbele Akah, Nigeria through education.

2018 Updates Slides

  • electrical1.jpg
  • electrical2.jpg
  • electrical3.jpg
  • electrical4.jpg
  • pipe1.jpg
  • piping2.jpg
  • piping_toilet.jpg
  • piping_toilet2.jpg
  • plumbing_toilet.jpg
  • plumbing_toilet2.jpg
  • roof1.jpg
  • soakaway.jpg
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  • soakaway5.jpg
  • windows1.jpg
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In continuation of the project, roofing of the school building was completed this past summer, August 2017.

2017 Updates in Slides

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In Summer 2016, we completed the errection of the classrom-block walls.

2016 Updates in Slides

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Phase 2 of the Classroom Block

The German floor for the classroom block was completed  in January 2013.  This means that the classroom block is ready for the next phase - the block work and roofing.  The estimated cost for the block work and roofing is $100 000.  Fundraising efforts are underway. Our goal is to raise enough money for this phase before the end of 2015.

We need your help to meet this goal.  You can find us at Canada Helps, Paypal, or you can send a cheque made payable to:

Educate the Children
1795 Ernest Ave,
P. O. Box 9074, London, ON
N6E 2V0, Canada

All donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to sponsor one of our fundraiser events, please contact us via email or phone call at 519-777-4996 and ask for Liz.

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Board Members

Liz Akano
Mrs. Liz Akano
Educator, Chair of The Board
Jay Cahill
Jay Cahill
Vice-Chair
Adele
Mrs. Adele Lasson
Co-Vice-Chair
Denise
Denise Pelley, Musician, Singer, Educator
Director, Communication
Ken
Mr. Ken Williams
Chartered Accountant, Member
Huleta
Huleta Benjamin, Retiree
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Vilma
Vilma Francois, Educator
Treasurer
Angie
Angie Welch, Retiree
Secretary

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