Before she reached four years of age, little Aishar lost both parents and had to be taken in by Hadiza Umar Usman, a neighbor who didn’t want the minor sent down to the village.
Some days later, Hadiza learned about AUN’s Feed and Read for Girls program and decided to enroll Aishar, who had never been to school.
“When Aishar started this program, I was wondering what she would learn,” Hadiza said at a June 4 ceremony that had parents of Feed and Read pupils in attendance. It did not take long for Hadiza to realize the program’s impact, as she started to hear little Aishar “recite some school songs and letters of the alphabet.”
Now five years old, Aishar can read, write, and “speak light English,” Hadiza said. “Feed and Read is a good program, and mothers and fathers in Adamawa State have to join hands together to support AUN with what they are doing with this program.”
A June 4 ceremony marked the end of the Feed and Read class session as students went on the Ramadan break.
The ceremony included presentations from the Feed and Read students, who wowed the audience with group and solo recitations ranging from letters of the alphabet to delivering short speeches about the importance of educating the women and girls, as well as female hygiene.
You can read more from the original AUNThisWeek article, ‘Feed and Read’ Students Begin Ramadan Break, authored by Solomon Elusoji.