Aboye is the school we have supported the longest–over five years. Next year they will have the first candidates from all of our schools who are ready for the examination which leads to graduation from elementary school. I have known the community at Aboye for over 12 years and their chief Ikenan is a good friend, but we have never been able to really have a conversation as my Tamachek is weak and his French is non existant. Now I can talk freely with his children in French.
There are two classes. They still go to school in hangars made of mats, because they were promised a building by the uranium company working nearby. This has never come through so we wait for better conditions, but that does not stop the kids from learning.