Sponsor School Children in Need!

In Nigeria, Africa, most Catholic parents desire to send their children to Catholic schools, but many are unable to do so. Even though annual tuition is often less than $50 USD a year, there are many who cannot even afford this. At Catholic schools in Nigeria, children are formed in the beauty of the Catholic faith, teachers are exceptionally dedicated, and the teacher to student ratio is kept to a minimum so as to provide the best education possible.

You can help by supporting schools in the Catholic Diocese of Ikot Ekpene. Ongoing sponsorship starts at just $33 a month, or $396 a year, but any amount of support you can offer is greatly appreciated and provides many necessary resources. By sponsoring a school, you will become an important part of these children’s lives and will truly make a difference for them.

When you begin your sponsorship, the USA Missions Office will email you information on the schools you are helping. We will then keep you updated during the year so that you truly become an active part of the lives of these children and can see the blessings your generosity brings. Scroll down to view images and videos of some of our schools.

Other than minimal bank transaction fees, 100% of your donation will go directly to the schools you support. To support our schools:

Donate Online

If you would like to donate by check, please mail to the address below and write “School Sponsorship” in the memo area. Include your email address if you would like email updates, or fill out this form online.

School Sponsorship
Diocese of Ikot Ekpene Office for the Missions USA
841 North 1st Street
Geneva, IL 60134

How Your Donation Helps

Your donation will help in many ways. Here are some of those ways:

  • Help enroll students whose parents cannot afford the tuition.
  • Provide books, writing materials, teaching materials, chalk/marker boards, computers and other items used daily in the classroom.
  • Provide transportation to an excursion to somewhere that many of the children have never been, such as to the diocesan cathedral, a soccer stadium, a shrine that will create wonderful and lasting memories.
  • Help maintain water pumps and holding tank so that fresh water can be acquired each day.
  • Provide diesel fuel for the few times that the generator is used to provide electricity for the school.
  • And there are always various ongoing repairs that arise.

Below are some videos and pictures from some of the Catholic grade schools of our diocese.

Our Lady of Fatima school assembly
Marian Infant School – School Anthem
Primary One pupils, Our Lady of Fatima School, Okon
Marian Infant Jesus Nursery and Primary School – Praise Song

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