Pursuing Education

Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria

In Dogon Gada Village, farming is considered the most important occupation anyone could engage in. Everyone, young and old, male and female, is involved in farming. However, we see that with the coming of Transformational Community Development (TCD), the times are changing in Dogon Gada Village.

Even though farming remains the main occupation of the rural dwellers and their main source of livelihood, several of the villagers now have a desire for education. Besides the village primary school that is serving some of the children and teenagers, the adults are also not left behind in the pursuit of education.

It is worthy of note that James, a man in his fifties and the village head of Kurgi, another village in the cluster, has grown serious about Hausa (the local language) and English literacy classes. Others interested are Konayi, a married man, and Bitrus, a pre-teenager. Their desire is to be able to fluently read and write both Hausa and English, in the near future. Regina and Basiru are the teachers who are helping to bring these dreams to reality.

Shade

GHNI National Field Leader, Nigeria