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School Improvement Project

The school project was started in 2013 and grew out of a concern over the quality of education in the village’s only school. At that point, the school served children in grades one through nine. There was, and still is, poor attendance overall, and a high dropout rate. Most children never graduate from ninth grade. Very few children go on to a high school outside the village and fewer still receive formal job training. Prior to 2013, there was no preschool program and the poorly conceived kindergarten class with five students was located in a makeshift class in a room away from the school building. There were two empty classrooms in the school building which had broken windows, little furniture, no equipment and no educational supplies. They were in need of paint and decoration. AdJ has met many of the school needs and continues to do so. We supply the school with needed materials, equipment and help to maintain the building inside and out. We provide internet services, computers, printers and special curriculum programs.