We provided $2000+ in scholarships to students at
Hope Fountain School for the Deaf.
In Nigeria, an estimated 23% of the population has a hearing impairment. According to Asonye et al. (2018) the deaf community in Nigeria remains highly marginalized. Caring for children with this special need can be particularly difficult for families in impoverished communities. This understanding led us to begin our partnership with Hope Fountain School for the Deaf in Lagos, Nigeria. After visiting the school in June 2019, we learned that it only takes $250-350 to cover the school fees for 1 child to attend 1 academic year (which consists of 3 trimesters).
During our January 2020 outreach we painted the boys and girls dormitories and installed new bunk beds. We purchased more than a dozen mattresses, a new generator, and hundreds of toiletry supplies (i.e. dish soap, laundry detergent, menstrual pads, toothpaste/brushes, toilet paper, etc.). We had a new water tanks built and installed as well. Best of all, because of the support of our donors, we provided 10 students with more than $2000 worth of need based scholarships.
We look forward to providing annual need-based scholarships to students at HFSD. Click below to learn more.