AUN HOSTS HISTORIC INTERFAITH CELEBRATION

On July 7, AUN held the first interfaith celebration ever in Yola of Eid-El-Fitr the Islamic festival marking the end of the Ramadan fast. The event saw Christian and Muslim leaders sharing tables. Bishop Stephen Ransome, a member of the AUN-Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), said “Eating together and sitting together, at a time like this, … Read more

AUN ALUM DONATES CLOTHES TO FEED AND READ BOYS

AUN Alumni, Asmau Abubakar Umar, gave out new ready-made clothes to students in the Feed and Read for Boys program, in preparation for the last Sallah festivities. Ms. Abubakar, who teaches in the program, joined community service when she was at AUN and became passionately involved. “For me, it was love at first sight,” she … Read more

AUN BEGINS ALMAJIRI VISUAL STORY

Scholars from AUN’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) have begun a new academic project, “Almajiri Visual Story.” The Almajiri Visual Story is a tell-it-themselves approach to the Almajiri narrative in Adamawa that is being spearheaded by President Ensign and Dr. Jacob Jacob, the interim Associate Dean of SAS. The idea behind this project is … Read more

AUN STUDENT HELPS EXPAND LOCAL DISPENSARY

AUN students participate in the community projects that help bring needed food aid aid shelter, provide supplemental education lessons and skill-training, support peace-building and improve infrastructure. One student who exemplifies this mission is Ms. Murna Mamman, who completed the expansion of the labor room at the decades-old Wuro Hausa Dispensary in Yola. The Center takes … Read more

AUN PRESENTS AT ONE ENVIRONMENT

Mr. Olurotimi James Ogundijo from the AUN Office of Sustainability spoke at a roundtable, workshop, and art exhibition whose theme was “One Environment.” The event was organized by One Environment, an environmental art collection foundation. The event attracted many from the recycling business, environmental activism, arts, government, and foreign missions, including retiring U.S. Ambassador James … Read more

UNICEF WARNS OF SEVERE MALNUTRITION IN NIGERIA

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned of high levels of malnutrition in areas controlled by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. In just the Borno state alone there are over 250,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition. Of these, one out of five will die if they do not receive treatment. This warning comes as … Read more

SEED DISTRIBUTION RENEWS LIVELIHOODS

Community member Fadimatu Yahaya’s life and livelihood has been severely affected by Boko Haram. She was forced to flee her home and farm, and her eldest son was killed during the insurgency. While these terrible losses did not defeat her, Fadimatu – like many others who are able to return home –  is now faced … Read more

RESEARCH FOR NEW RADIO LEARNING MODEL FEATURES TELA

Based on the lessons learned so far through the Technology Enhanced Learning for All (TELA) program, a research team from AUN’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) have suggested that a new Transactional Radio Instruction (TRI) model can be used for educational purposes in crisis and post-conflict societies where there are no schools or trained teachers. … Read more