Holy Trinity School, Nigeria I

Teaser Photo Holy Trinity School – improving the quality of education

School dedication: Franz Rudolf Freidinger
We thank you in the  name of the beneficiaries for your commitment  and your relentless dedication to this school

Project Description

The Holy Trinity Nursery, Primary, Secondary Vocational Centre (in short: Holy Trinity School) was founded as a comprehensive school in Ebhebe Quarters, Uromi, Nigeria by Frederick Akhelumele and opened in 2005. Building the school was initiated by Akhelumele who was supported by the Youthcare International Association. Frederick Akhelume had saved and acquired the financial means necessary for his project during his ten-year-stay in Austria always having wanted to invest them in education for and the future of his home country. He is a trained maths teacher.

Holy Trinity School opened for 20 pupils with poor backgrounds from Uromi and the surrounding area. Today, more than 1,100 pupils attend the comprehensive school which has established an excellent reputation over the last years.

Project Goals

Renewing the infrastructure and creating a suitable learning environment
Further developing the infrastructure to offer additional educational programs
Raising the quality of education by providing learning materials and premises for classes with practical orientation

Opening ceremony of the new Holy Trinity School
On January 24th 2014 the newly renovated and extended Holy Trinity School was inaugurated in attendance of Nina Passegger (Director CFF) and the CFF construction supervisor Quinton O’Neill.
The students performed numerous dances and songs, for which they had practiced for weeks. The school’s headmaster Frederick Akhelumele proudly presented the new school to the local community.

Concrete Implementation

The cooperation between the Holy Triniy School and the Child & Family Foundation started in 2012. The CFF started the project by supporting the school with covering parts of their running costs and developed further over time. The already existing, but partially unfinished, infrastructure consisting of five school buildings was completely renovated. Floors, windows and doors as well as footways were renewed and sanitary facilities, which didn’t exist before, were constructed with the CFF’s support. Additionally, a wall surrounding the school area was built to ensure the safety of the children and teachers. It was also decided to further develop the infrastructure by building a multi-purpose hall on the school grounds. The science labs, the library, the IT room and the language laboratory, which will be set up in the hall, will raise the quality of education and broaden the range of classes available.
This way more children that grow up in poor circumstances will have the opportunity to receive a well-balanced and extensive quality education with practical orientation.

Project Title

Holy Trinity School – improving the quality of education

Project Location

Uromi, Nigeria

Project Period

Mai 2012 – ongoing

Beneficiaries

Over 1,100 students (nursery, primary and secondary school) who live in poor circumstances from Uromi and the surrounding area.

Project Partner

Holy Trinity Nursery, Primary, Secondary Vocational Centre
Construction Management: Quinton O’Neill

Current status
The fine grinding in the completion of the multi-purpose hall will be completed in the coming weeks. The ground floor and the first floor have been in use already for a long time. The school is supported by the CFF in the long term in sustaining the current operation as well as in the area of maintenance and provision of educational materials.

Details about the project can be found under the tab "Project status"