Books-2-Nigeria Project

The sums are fairly simple:
£2,000 will allow us to ship 2,000 books.
However…
£4,000 will allow us to ship 20,000 books.

Last year we achieved so much.

This year we want to continue our good work in helping the less privileged. We want to embark on providing 20,000 books, to be distributed to as many as 25 schools (Primary and Secondary) located in remote areas, many of which cannot afford much-needed textbooks. The books will cover literacy & numeracy, reading, writing, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and teaching materials. The impact on these young lives is immeasurable.

Find out more about our Books-2-Nigeria project here.

Our first year’s achievements

Last year (our maiden year) we achieved so much with support from all of you. To summarise, we did a complete refurbishment of 7 classrooms between our two adopted primary schools, installed and commissioned a community borehole, donated over 500 exercise books, 180 textbooks and much other stationery. To cap our achievement, we are currently sponsoring ten children.

Not a bad start, considering we are a very small charity with only 4 Trustees, one treasurer but (thankfully) many volunteers. We use 100% of our raised funds on our cause and do not pay ourselves a salary. As well as the time and effort we invest to execute each project we also make our own financial contributions towards each project.

This year we want to continue our good work in helping the less privileged, so we will be launching our Books-2-Nigeria project.

Adeta Primary School – Wall & Flooring Project, November 2017

The next phase of our renovation project of Adeta primary school is the wall plastering & flooring.

This is our second project and we have learnt a lot about how to make our money just go that wee bit further… It called for finding loyal and hardworking people dedicated to our cause… This project has sourced labour directly, and is being closely supervised by one of the foundation’s volunteers. The speed at which the workers stripped the walls to the bare blocks, and the re-plastering of the walls with great precisions, tells me we hit the bullseye to perfection… they all gave 100% and on that note it’s a big thank you to everyone.

Read more about this phase of the renovation of Adeta primary school here.

Adeta Primary School – Roof & Ceiling Project, October 2017

In March we made a promise to the children that we would try to improve their classrooms… it is one thing to hope to do something in the privacy of your mind, but a real challenge when you declare publicly to the children that we would make their class good. I vividly remembered the bewildered looks on their faces (some probably thinking …keep dreaming)… This weighed heavily on my mind, as back then it seemed a daunting task to do… I found myself asking questions with no apparent answers. How much will it cost? Would we be able to raise enough funds? Where do we start from and how do we really go about it? How long will it take? …

I’m glad to say we now have answers to all those questions… we realised we had to tell THE STORY … So glad many listened, many inspired us, many supported us and many encouraged us…

Fast forward to October, only a few months after our daring promise… we had raised enough to start the project in earnest… the roof and ceilings have bee refurbished.

Read more about this phase of the project here.

London Marathon Walk – 23rd September 2017

Finish Line

This is the best part of the race… this is when the excruciating pain of the last 6.2 miles fades, this is when you can finally say “WE DID IT”, I did it… You have to experience it to understand it.

It is such a big deal, and I am well proud of myself for completing it…

At the … “Start of the Race” …

This was at the beginning of the race when we three solo
marathon walkers set out our strategy. Pretty much the blind leading the blind since none of us had walked a marathon before.

Here we go … For 20 miles we joked, we laughed, we sang, danced and talked like pros… about TV, cinema, sports and hobbies… Then the wheels almost fell off at 22 miles… This was the time to dig our heels in… it was not funny anymore… this was no longer a walk in the park… but a slog on the tarmac… This is when you start to see stars… When you feel your heels are on fire, your knees buckling at every step… A Chimp Paradox… Will I make it to the finish line?…

Middle of the race…

We had a great time, the weather was great, and London sightings worth our while… from walking through Whitehall garden, along the Regent Canal, through London Zoo, walking down the Mall, around Buckingham Palace and being a first timer on the famous wobbly Millennium Bridge… it was a very interesting day spent raising funds for a worthy cause.

Dreams do come true

I have always wanted to take part in some Marathon of some sort… so proud I did it for my very own charity… Bhamuson Foundation…

My Pride & Joy

Funds Raised

Total Fundraised = £1,942.20
Gift Aid (Potential) = £361.55
Grand Total = £2,303.75

My Marathon statistics

Miles = 26.2 miles
Pace = 12:31 min/km
Position = 271 (Total 800)
Time = 9:13:19 (3 breaks)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS.
PLEASE PAY YOUR PLEDGED MONIES
DIRECTLY INTO THE BHAMUSON UK BANK ACCOUNT
USING YOUR NAME AS REFERENCE.

DONATIONS ARE STILL WELCOME

MANY THANKS

Adeta Primary School – Borehole Water Project, June 2017

This school and the surrounding community had no source of drinking water… Very few came to school with water bottles, and even those who had water bottles were unable to refill their bottles when they ran out of water. Many came into school without a drop of water… Not so bad during the raining season, but with temperature soaring to over 35ºC in the summer… they not only need water for drinking but for cooling down too…

When we visited the school back in March 2017, this became our top priority…

In June 2017 we commissioned a borehole, to serve not only the school but the surrounding community.

Read more about the borehole project here.

Our second project

At Adeta Primary School, we will again be making repairs to the structure of the building and to the plumbing, replacing furniture, providing educational supplies and decorating, but on a larger scale. We will be revamping all 6 classrooms.

The estimated budget is £8,000 (N4,000,000).