Nigeria has not been exempt from the global crisis.

The second school term started on January 18th. This entailed the pupils and teachers cleaning the school in preparation for the new term and return to normal classes.

The first important event of the year, on 28th January, took place at the Ambrose Alli University in the Ekpoma, the former Vocational Technology Education faculty hall where the secondary school students attended a seminar on the topic of trade and entrepreneurial skills.

The lecture seek to highlight topics such as:
* senior secondary school education in Nigeria
* the history of entrepreneurship programs in Nigeria
* the German dual trade training system.
* the knowledge economy
* the pillars of the knowledge economy
* good-quality education: essential components

A letter from Nigeria

The virus struck fear into the hearts of the people, but far worse, was the hunger that followed…
As in many other countries, the COVID-19 virus arrvied both in Nigeria and in Uromi, the city where our project school is. The government, unlike many other countries, did not close educational institutions. Instead, they only delivered a list of security and hygiene measures. The number of infected cases has not been as high officially as in other countries. Nevertheless, the restrictions hit the lives of the people very hard. It is not that the pandemic brought disruption or crisis to the land, rather that it actually exacerbated the problems which this country already has: poverty, insecurity, violence, hunger and illness...

The school director Mr. Fred wrote a message to the CFF some weeks ago that read:


Dear Nina!

Thank God that we are still counted among the living. The great pandemic (COVID-19) has killed so many souls across the globe. It is so nice to hear from you once again, to God be the glory, none of the teachers or pupils have died of COVID-19. I hope it is the same with you. What about the Child and Family Foundation members?

It has been a turbulent period. Everything was at a stand still. Hunger and famine were our major problems, let alone the virus. There were no palliatives provided. The government turned a blind eye to our cries. We are so glad that you have us in mind.

We hope that gradually things will return to norma because there is much to do. If you're able to help us in any way, we would greatly appreciate it.

May God bless you and greetings to all. Fred