This article is powerful. It has little to do directly with charity in the U.S. But indirectly it’s closing tied. Think of the charities I’ve encouraged you to support. Many work at increasing opportunities for youth in developing countries including Nigeria. Tell me what you think about the article.
It was with utter astonishment that the audience at Kofar Sauri Sharia court in Katsina on that fateful afternoon earlier this month, listened to the 12 year old pupil, Sani Musa, charged with theft, tell the court that he had to steal some metal scrap, in order to get money to enable him continue with his studies. He shocked the court further by producing the books, schoolbag and other school materials which he bought with the money obtained from disposing of the scrap metal. Family members testified to the court that Sani had been complaining over a lack of school materials and acknowledged him to be “hardworking, intelligent and… the best student of his school”. The court subsequently acquitted Sani Musa and resolved to shoulder his needs in school henceforth.
Now this situation of a promising pupil, keen and eager to learn but left in want of necessary school materials…
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