Welcome to the Bebor Model Nursery & Primary School with schools in Bane, Bodo and Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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This way to Bebor Model Nursery and Primary School.
Badey Taanebeeba, about to graduate from our school in Bodo in June 2004. She is a beautiful representative of the more than 50% of our students who are girls.
Students at the school in Bodo, June 2011.
Reverend Moses Nyimale Lezor, the school director in Bodo, Bariala Tornunaelbabari and Scott Pegg, June 2012. Bariala has polio and was denied access to or kicked out of a number of schools because people thought she was possessed by crocodiles or a “child witch.” She is a lovely, beautiful child and we are so happy to have her at our school in Bodo.
With support from Timmy Global Health, we started a pilot health project for 100 of the poorest students at our school in Bodo featuring regular doctor and nurse visits during the 2012-2013 academic year. Students are shown here in March 2013 receiving polio immunizations as part of this program in March 2013.
The work we do is not glamorous, but it is essential. Here workers in 2011 are constructing the waste pit or “soak away” that will receive waste from the boys, girls and teachers’ toilets we have recently finished at the school in Bane.
“Politicians and celebrities are often enamored of ‘clean water’ – but less keen on posing next to the latrines that must be built to keep water that way. A few frank and indignant souls are trying to help.” – book review of Rose George, The Big Necessity in The Economist, October 11, 2008.
One alternative measure of success is that every day this mother brings her two children back and forth to our school in Bodo on an “okada” or motorcycle taxi from her home two villages away.
- Another alternative measure of success: Scott Pegg, Reverend Moses the school director and alumni who have graduated from our primary school in Bodo, June 2009.
Primary 2 students at our school in Bane, June 2012.
Reverend Moses Nyimale Lezor, the school director in Bodo standing between our two public water taps outside the school that enable local farmers and villagers to freely collect water from our borehole.
Some of our students in Bodo posing with a new portable generator we purchased for the school to help run its borehole for improved drinking water.
Students, teachers and friends of the Bodo school preparing to deliver water from the school’s borehole to elderly residents of Bodo in March 2013.