With the largest and quickest growing population of all African nations, Nigeria is becoming a front runner for the continent in terms of economic development. While half of the country lives in clustered metropolises, the other half lives in very rural settings often underdeveloped and disadvantaged. The recent rise in persecution by Muslim extremists and Fulani herdsmen in these rural areas presents everyday risks for remote Christian villages. Word & Deed supports the Nigerian Reformed Churches located in this remote setting to help advance and support education, vulnerable children, and one-time infrastructure projects.
- Orphan Support
Scholarship Support for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Word & Deed has partnered with the Nigerian Reformed Churches to construct a new building for the Jan Peter Baan Secondary School and to provide scholarship support for needy children so that they have an opportunity to attend a local Christian school. These children often lose one or both parents at a young age due to HIV/AIDS, sickle-cell anemia, accidents, violence or other causes. Extended families tend to take in these children but do not have the ability to pay for tuition. By supporting this program, 175 orphaned or vulnerable children will have access to education that is not just academic but also offers daily teaching from a Christian worldview with a holistic, gospel-centred focus.