Dyenburuk Village (Formerly called Dogo Nahawa) is situated at the boundary between Barkin Ladi and Jos South Local Government areas of Plateau State, Nigeria. It shares a common boundary with Bauchi State, which an Islamic state. The inhabitants of this community are predominantly Christians making them an easy target for islamization.
Dyenburuk Village is a community of about 3,000 inhabitants, three miles south of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Nigeria. The community came into existence as a result of mining activities by the Amalgamated Tin Miners of Nigeria (ATMN) in the late 17th Century.
The remote community was ravaged on the 7th of March, 2010 by the unwarranted attack of Islamic cattle herdsmen, killing over 354 persons, over hundred persons were injured and some were maimed, leaving some women widowed and childless, some men widowers, and so many children were made orphans. The community which are predominantly farmers suffered starvation and poverty due to the destruction of their farm lands and their valuable properties carted away by the herdsmen. Arm of Hope Foundation attended the mass burial of the slain victims of the crisis.
Subsequently, Arm of Hope Foundation visited Dyneburuk village after the crisis and conducted a community survey and identified areas of need in the entire community which shows that:
1. The children whose parent(s) were killed were littered all over the community, due to the destruction of their homes and killing of their parents.
2. The children could no longer go to school, as their parent(s) who were responsible for their education were killed.
3. Most of the community members were homeless as their homes were destroyed and set ablaze.
4. There was starvation and hunger as their farmlands and crops were all destroyed and food items from their farmlands carted away.
Arm of Hope Foundation quickly swung into action in order to avoid the inhabitants of Dyenburuk village, a Christian community, being deceived and Islamized by the Islamic neighboring state(s), in the guise of rendering help or providing support to the victims and survivors of the crisis. We provided the following:
a. We set up emergency relief funds for the reconstruction of their homes so they can have a place to lay their heads.
b. Provided relief materials like clothes, well water, food items, and skill acquisition for the widows as a temporary measure. In the long term, the widows were empowered and given $500 each to start a trade. At the moment, most of them are self- sufficient and are taking care of themselves and their children.
c. We built a secondary school to meet their educational needs. The foundation of the school was laid in October, 2010 and the school building was completed and commissioned in September 2012 and academic activities kicked off immediately. Qualified staff were employed, school uniforms and given free to those on scholarship on inception, the school was equipped and facilities set up making the school the best in the community.
Due to the high quality of the educational services provided, students from neighboring villages now attend the school at a subsidized tuition fee to assist in the sustainability of the operations of the school and payment of teacher’s salaries. The Six-block school which presently has no space requires expansion to accommodate more students. This will enable the Foundation continue to sustain the students on scholarship, especially those who have moved to higher institutions; and the running of the school.
In order to achieve this goal, the Foundation acquired a parcel of land, surveyed it, made the architectural drawings and paid for registering the school with the Plateau State Government. Everything amounted to #1, 295,000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand Naira only), which is $3,626.00 (Three thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty Six Dollars Only).
A proposed design enlarged school building has been made. The proposed start date of the first stage (Foundation) of the school building construction is 1st June, 2019 and this stage is expected to finish by the end of August, 2019. The cost of this stage is stated below:
|S/N||DESCRIPTION||UNIT||QUANTITY||RATE (₦)||RATE ($)||AMOUNT (₦)||AMOUNT($)|
|S\N||ITEM||AMOUNT (₦)||AMOUNT ($)|
|3||IRON BENDING WORK||₦340,000.00||$952.00|
|S/N||DESCRIPTION||UNIT||QUANTITY||RATE (₦)||RATE ($)||AMOUNT(₦)||AMOUNT($)|
|S\N||ITEM||AMOUNT (₦)||AMOUNT ($)|
|3||IRON BENDING WORK||₦300,000.00||$152.558|
Therefore, the total budgeted amount needed for the foundation level of both the Hall/Administrative building and the classroom blocks are:
GRAND TOTAL = ₦21,731,000 (Twenty One Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty One Thousand naira only. OR $60,846.80 (Sixty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty Six Dollars and Eighty Cents Only).
We solicit for the support of everyone to enable us complete this project so as to get more students, who thorough their subsidized tuition fees, we can support the Foundation and see the victims of the crisis through to the university level of education.
We kindly solicit for your sponsorship/support for this proposed project.
All donations by cheque or bank transfer should be made to the bank account details below: