NuWay Foundation has funded the hiring of twelve additional teachers to augment the teaching efforts of the science curriculum, which is not being taught due to a lack of teachers. The program started in May 2007 and is ongoing. NuWay will continue this program augmenting the teaching staff in rural schools. NuWay has also provided desks, textbooks, and school supplies for the three village schools for almost all grades.
NuWay plans to also renovate the three dilapidated village school buildings. In addition, NuWay is developing scholarship opportunities for local residents, as well as U.S. residents, who are in need of financial assistance for their education.
Water has been a major issue in Nigeria. The lack of clean drinking water has been linked to a number of diseases that plague families in the rural communities NuWay Foundation has been working to fight diseases by providing clean drinking water for the community through funding the drilling of clean water stations and has completed a total of twelve. Now, everyone in the village is within easy walking distance of clean drinking water. NuWay is also responsible for bringing a full-time doctor to the village, along with supplying staff for the health center, medical supplies, and equipment.
NuWay is now looking at taking the water initiative to another village. NuWay also hopes to continue to improve the village's existing health center by providing better medical supplies, equipment and medicine.
NuWay has provided over sixty interest free loans to new or existing businesses in Awa, Nigeria. In just one year, NuWay has already seen exciting changes in the lives of the families of the loan recipients.
As the money from the original loans is being paid back, NuWay is now able to turn around and award that money to other small businesses.
NuWay's overall plan is to build a facility in the village, which will become our base of operation. We will organize purposeful life changing trips from the U.S. to Nigeria, so donors can see where their support is going and also get a chance to utilize their professional expertise for the greater good.
The first phase of the facility, the Dormitories Project, is currently in the planning stage, with the groundbreaking scheduled for Fall 2015.