Let’s build our children’s future TOGETHER!
Children under the age of 15 account for 45% of the Nigerian population and while primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, according to UNICEF net attendance is only about 70%, which translates to Nigeria having over 10.5 million out-of-school children.
Since its inception, 30 years ago, Loving Gaze has devoted its efforts towards primary education. Our first bamboo school was established in the 90’s on the shores of Ikate Waterside, Lagos. Since then over 1,000 children graduated from SS. Peter & Paul School.
Today, we welcome 300 children from Kindergarten to Primary Six. 60% of our students need support to continue their studies and we are thankful to our donors in Nigeria and abroad who generously sustain them.
Our desire is to help children to develop in the awareness of Catholic principles. While they acquire solid academic foundations, we also encourage them to discover their own talents and their limitless value and potential.
Unfortunately, the rapid urban development around the SS Peter & Paul School has caused severe damages to our buildings. During the rainy season, our premises continue to suffer severe flooding, which disrupts our school activities and makes some areas inaccessible.
We have invested in continuous and costly maintenance work, but we foresee that in the next couple of years the school will become completely inagible.
The only option is to build a new school, within the same compound, sandfilling the ground area and adopting a solid engineering solution.
The new school will allow us to offer a full study-cycle for our children from kindergarten to secondary studies.
We are designing a school having our children’s future at heart, a school that talks of beauty, knowledge and sharing. We will keep grade-level classes together, allowing natural light to fill the spaces. The new school will feature large, modern Music, Art, STEM and Science classrooms, as well as an open library and a new auditorium.
We have already completed the engineering study, and we plan to lay the foundations by the end of 2019, taking advantage of the dry season.
With your help we could open the doors of our new school in September 2021!
Write us firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contribute! THANKS!
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Loving Gaze is an independent NGI with 30 years of experience in Nigeria
Between and 1988 and 2017 we have touched the life of over two million people. We serve the unprivileged community in Lagos and Taraba State, and we are proud of our multi-cultural team of 150 Nigerian professionals, Italian expatriates and international volunteers.
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