Our Lady of Fatima, Sponsor General Update Page: 2021-2022

June 11, 2022: Update on Computer Lab and more!

Dear Sponsors,

Your donations have been making a great difference at Our Lady of Fatima School. First, click here a summary report of the donations and how they have been used this past year.

Below are pictures of the three most recent updates:

New Computer Lab:

Six new computers were recently added with new desks. The lab was introduced to the parents and students with much excitement:

New Guard House

To help protect the school and the new equipment, a new guard house is being built so that local residents can keep watch over their school during the day and night.

New Classroom Foundation and Floor:

The school hopes to expand, adding new classrooms so as to provide a local option for secondary school and to improve the current primary school classrooms. This year the foundation and German flooring was added. Next year, if more funds are available, walls will be added for the first floor. Eventually this will be a two story school building.

Thank you again for your generosity this past year! Your donations have made a huge difference.

March 3, 2022: An update from Fr. Donald, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima

Dear Sponsors,

Today marks a new dawn in the history of OLAFAT, Okon. The confirmatory inspection by the state ministry of education Uyo, was a huge success. Our appreciation to all stakeholders, friends, sponsors, parents, staff and noble pupils, for the huge support all this years. Our Lady of Fatima nursery School Okon, is now a school to reckoned with in the diocese and the state. Cheers! God bless us all 🙏❣️! Management!

Below are pictures from the recent State Ministry of Education inspection of OLAFAT (Our Lady of Fatima School):

January 31, 2022: New Year Inauguration Mass and Inspection of Facility Improvements

On January 31, 2022, Bishop Umoh, Fr. Donald Udoh, other priests, parents, faculty and students had a celebration to bless the new improvements made to “Our Lady of Fatima School” thanks to the generosity of you the sponsors. Over $5,500 was donated in November and December 2021 and that money has already made a huge difference. Here are a few of the things accomplished with your donations:

  • Repairs and new playground equipment.
  • New paint job for school interior and exterior.
  • Preparation for new computers (which is temporarily on hold due to a damaging storm. The roof needed to be fixed first).
  • Purchase of a new electric generator.
  • First aid kit for kids and improvement to infirmary.
  • Construction of new bathroom for pupils.
  • Purchase of new text books.
  • New activity books and writing materials.
  • New T.V. for preschool.

As mentioned above, there was a severe January storm that damaged the roof of the school so some of the donations are being used to fix the roof. Below you can view pictures of the damage done to the roof that is currently under repair.

Also, in the pictures below you will see some of the improvements made to the school as outlined above. Thank you again for your generous support! It is making a difference in the lives of these children!

Christmas 2021 celebration

Students preparing for Christmas, 2021 at Our Lady of Fatima School.
On Friday, December 18, 2021, the students of Our Lady of Fatima made a Christmas pilgrimage to St. Joseph Church, one of the newest Churches in the Diocese of Ikot Ekpene. This church was recently completed with donations raised by Fr. Akan Simon, the President of the USA Missions Office.

Dear sponsors of Our Lady of Fatima Primary School, Okon, Nigeria,

Thank you for your sponsorship! Below is a page where we will post general updates for those of you who sponsor Our Lady of Fatima Primary School. Please feel free to share this with your family and friends.

Our Lady of Fatima currently consists of 217 students grades preschool through fifth grade. We’re happy to announce that 18 new students were added in January as a result of the excitement generated by the facility improvements made possible by the donations of you the sponsors! We now have 10 sponsors supporting these students. Click here to view a list of students (doesn’t include the 18 new students yet).

Thank you for your support and may God bless you,
Diocese of Ikot Ekpene Office for the Missions USA

General pictures from Fall 2021:

Morning assembly to begin the week. In attendance,193 pupils. The staff behind. The press club presentation every Monday.

View more school photos by clicking here.