Mission Project : I And Seven Other Missionaries

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Thomas Greene Math-144 December 22, 2016 Professor Schumann Missions Project I and seven other missionaries will be traveling to Tahoua, Niger. We will be staying for three weeks and be providing students of Tahoua with new desks, notebooks, and writing materials. Our goal is to provide a more quality education within the poor system that Niger currently has provided for its population of 49.31% that is under the age of 14 (Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). The town of Tahoua was chosen because it has the highest fertility rate of any country in the world. On average a woman has seven children, due to this almost 75% of the population is under the age of 25 (CIA, 2016). Most of the population is relatively young, 63% of the population lives below the poverty line, which means many children do not attend school and try and help provide stability for their families (CIA, 2016). Along with many of the citizens living in poverty Niger has a poor educational system in place today. About 70% of the population is illiterate and 44% do not make it passed the sixth grade. We hope to increase the retention rate and help provide USAID support with our efforts in accordance to the help they are currently providing in Niger (USAID, 2016). Aspects of the Judeo- Christian-Islamic ideal to love your neighbor as yourself is an aspect of my mission trip that means a lot to me and the fellow missionaries that are going as well. Touching the lives of the people in a positive

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