WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING?

“I truly believe education is for everyone,” says our partner in Nigeria.

Growing up in extreme poverty himself, he knows how it feels to miss out on a quality education. Today, most of the families in his rural Nigerian community still live in poverty, but they want a better future for their children. Our partners’ school is a beacon of hope, where children who otherwise may not have attended or completed school can access a high level of education, and training in practical skills to help them find a job after graduating.

Crossroads has worked with this community for more than ten years, with several previous consignments of goods. Now, our partners have seen the school grow to the point where it qualifies as an examination centre for the surrounding region, but they don’t have enough furniture or equipment. “Previous shipments have helped to restored hope to the hopeless in our village and in our community,” they said. “They gave skills to many. Now, we have a new building that needs to be equipped, and our school has grown to the point of becoming an exam centre. We need help to make this a reality.”

We are delighted to be helping with another investment of goods in the shape of a 40’ container, including school furniture, computers, stationery, clothing and more.

A CROSSROADS COMPUTER LAB

Across more than a decade, Crossroads has been investing into this community through shipments and smaller consignments of goods like computers for this computer lab, still in use today, and school furniture. For most of the children using the computers from Crossroads, it’s the first time they’ve ever touched a computer. Some have graduated to become computer teachers themselves, passing on the baton to the next generation of students.

 

This shipment will include more computers to refresh and update their IT facilities, as well as other goods for the school.

In rural southern Nigeria, our partners’ recently-constructed new school building is now ready and waiting for furniture, school supplies, computers and other equipment to bring it to life.

Goods from Crossroads will also support their traveling health education programmes and relief for some of the poorest in the community.

 

Kindergarteners at our partners’ school celebrate their cultural diversity with costumes and performances at a multicultural celebration, encouraging pride in their heritage. 

 

Infrastructure in the community is basic, though, and it is difficult for families to break out of poverty.


WANT TO BE PART OF THESE LIFE CHANGING STORIES?

Sponsor a container: We need HK$ 50,000 to send any of our waiting shipments on their way. Email us for a list of projects needing funds: partnerships@crossroads.org.hk

Give goods: We can help your company or group find projects that need your quality superseded goods. Email partnerships@crossroads.org.hk

Volunteer: We need regular volunteers in a huge variety of roles across the work, from manual labor to administration and specific skilled roles. Email volunteer@crossroads.org.hk

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Nigeria Snapshot

Population: 191 million
Capital: Lagos

Nigeria is a diverse country in West Africa, sometimes called the “Giant of Africa” because of its large population and thriving economy. Its population is made up of at least 500 different ethnic groups, speaking 500 different languages, with English as Nigeria’s official language.

Despite an end to the bloody civil war in the 1970s, sectarian violence has increased in recent decades in some parts of Nigeria, and many thousands have been killed in the worst-affected areas.

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