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360' ACADEMY FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED in OMOKU, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

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THE 360’ ACADEMY opened its doors on MAY 4, 2015 in a rented building, in Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria. We started with about 31 children. Another 35 children started a few weeks later. There are about 70 students enrolled now. We have 6 teachers and more are needed. The school met a need in the community for those children that didn't attend school. We have children ages 10 and up that had never attended any type of school. OUR GOAL is to buy land and build a large school with an awesome playground and library for the children to be safe and have all the tools needed to enhance their learning. Right now we are in need of books, school supplies, computers, desks & chairs, tables and kitchen supplies to be able to feed the children at least one meal per day. Some of the kids don't eat breakfast and come to school without any food for lunch. Right now we are only able to give them minimal food such as peanut butter, oatmeal, & corn cereal, because we don't have a big kitchen area nor refrigerators. We also need air conditioners and a generator because the electricity cuts off very frequently throughout the day. OUR VISION IS TO EXPAND- TO ALLOW MORE STUDENTS & start a DAY CARE AND OPEN AN ADULT LEARNING CENTER. The 360' academy is under the direction of the GABRIEL OSAH FOUNDATION. Gabriel Osah is the man who was inspired to do something for his community, by opening a school, when he was approached by numerous children panhandling products during the week day when they should have been in school. They were sent out by the parents. The public schools are not monitored closely so only the parents that earn enough money can afford a good education for their children. Gabriel Osah is a full-time engineer in a local petro company in Omoku, his hometown. My name is Ruby Rodriguez, i am a nurse anesthetist, a real estate agent, and single mother of a teenage son and 2 grown men. We are the sole supporters of the academy for now. We hope you will donate to enable us to reach this goal of having a GRAND OPENING OF OUR BRAND NEW BUILDING BY JUNE 22, 2016. The GABRIEL OSAH FOUNDATION is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission Federal Republic of Nigeria. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING THIS PAGE. I HOPE YOU CAN DONATE SOMETHING-ANYTHING WILL HELP GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY Proverbs 19:17 (GNT) When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the Lord will pay you back

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TRIBUTE TO GABRIEL OSAH FOR STARTING THE FOUNDATION, GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY 3 years ago