Because of the extreme poverty in the area, many young children in the villages surrounding Pedakondji are obliged to go to work with their parents during the day. To help with this, the new classroom block will partly be used as a first-year school (a pre-school) to keep these children in school while their families work.
In addition to replacing the current classroom block, the government in Nigeria will be assisting BASIA and Coafrica teams to renovate another existing building. This will result in a total of 7 new classrooms!
Pahou Ahozon is a secondary school that serves 11 nearby villages in a rural area in Benin. With an estimated 500 out-of-school children in the area, the new school will allow classroom access to children who are living in extreme poverty.