Niger, Niamey

CONTEXT

Niger currently ranks last among 189 countries on the United Nation’s Education Index, with only 51% of children attending primary school and 19% attending secondary school.

Attendance rates for students with disabilities are significantly lower. At the Niamey School for the Deaf, in Niger’s capital city, only 62 students have continued to middle school since 2007 because of the lack of specialized support at the public middle school. Of the students that attended public middle school, only 5 completed school and went on to high school.

Before construction

After construction

Project Type

Construction of a school building with four classrooms and an integrated Resource Center

Construction Period:
Feb 2020 – Nov 2020

Budget

40.000 €

Children

120

Partner

Remember Niger

Donor

Private Donor

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Remember Niger with the support of a private donor is taking a two-pronged approach to increasing the number of educational opportunities for hearing impaired students. First, in 2020, Remember Niger built a middle school to support primary school students at the Niamey School for the Deaf and provide them with a unique opportunity to continue their education in a school environment that meets their specific learning needs. This construction is completed and doors are opened since end of 2020.

Second, Remember Niger built a Resource Center to support specialized programming at the Niamey School for the Deaf. The Resource Center serves as a library and computer lab for primary and middle school students and is available to the wider deaf community in Niamey. The Resource Centre has learning aids and materials that will expand the learning experience of hearing-impaired students in Niger significantly.