DSEN Foundation is rebuilding schools and building hope in Nigeria.
The first three pictures above show a school's dilapidated buildings and pictures four and five show the same school after our renovation.
DSEN Foundation President and Senior Vice President recently visited the above school and was saddened by the dilapidated buildings and the state of the environment. They classroom floors are bare cold floor with no cements and re-enforceable steel to hold the building and prevent it from falling on the school children. The entire structure is a disaster waiting to happen.
The ravage of deep poverty was evident everywhere. There are no running water and restrooms available to the children and their teachers. Safety for these children is everything and protecting them from harm is inevitable. The classrooms have no functional windows and doors. This is an invitation to dangers from both human and animals. Snakes, rodents and other dangerous reptiles are seen around the building. Knowing the dangers that these children are exposed every day is devastatingly scary.
In addition, the consequences of lack of or inadequate education for the children have lifelong consequences. Every child deserves quality education. Despite the environment these children or many others found themselves in Africa, their thirst for education is heartbreaking. Their quests for a better life through education is unimaginable. Education is seen in this continent as the gateway out of poverty.
DSEN Foundation is driven to do more to help bring hope and build the future for these children and their teachers. We have renovated the above school buildings and raising funds to make about 500 children who attend the school feel comfortable. Our plan is to furnish the school with chairs, tables and blackboards. The children will be equipped with school supplies such as bag backs, books, pens and pencils.