Community School in Abajah

Renovation of Abajah Community School, (Nigeria)

Abajah is a village in Imo State, south-east Nigeria. In 1978 the local community built a community school with their own resources and placed it under state administration. Since then no maintenance or repair has been carried out.

In 2009 the community took the initiative to renovate one of the dilapidated school buildings. Thanks to donations received from the children’s charity Kindermissionswerk (carol singers’ activity) the Africa Work Group could again help with the purchasing of materials, whilst local community members carry out the work on site. The renovation work was co-ordinated by our partner, the Ivy Hope Foundation

The Community School, attended by 630 pupils, had no sanitary installations. The open grounds had to be used as a toilet. With the help of our partner, Ivy Hope Foundation, we supported the community of Abajah in their initiative to build a sanitation building with 6 WCs and 4 wash basins (for girls and boys). We financed the building materials and the community carried out the work under the co-ordination of our partner, Clifford Orjiako. A water supply was already available.

School building before the renovation:

Schule vorher Schule innen Schule vorher

previous toilet:

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Renovated school with a new roof and windows:

Schule nachher Schule nacher Schule nacher

Commissioning in February 2011: Photos of the opening of the school and library are to be found in our photo album.

new sanitary installations:

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In February 2012 the installations were commissioned in a public celebration. You can find photos of the commissioning ceremony in our photo album.