• I'd like to tell you a little story... One of unsung heroes that moved beyond culture and religious boundaries to transform an often neglected group of people... And it starts with a walk through the woods...

    A young fellow (Aliyu) was taking a hike through the woods in October 2020 and stumbled upon a Fulani settlement in Giri (a small village accessible via the University of Abuja permanent site). He was sad when he learned that they had no school in the area and all the children were just there and not learning.

    He came by our office shortly after that hiking experience and bought some of the Mavis Talking Pen and Hausa-to-English Books πŸ”‰ and took to the community. You should have seen their joy 😊. But that's not all...

    A friend of mine (a South Easterner), who chooses to be anonymous (we'll call her Nenye*) heard about what Aliyu did and put a call to her friends and they contributed to purchase more units of the Mavis Talking Pen and Hausa-to-English Mavis Books to expand this literacy program in this Fulani community in Giri.

    Aliyu's message to Nenye "Thank you so much. It was well received and all the village including the adults too want to learn not just the kids πŸ˜‚".

    Such news may not make the headlines, but it's heart-warming seeing the children and adults learning together thanks to two unsung heroes πŸ¦ΈπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ.
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