The founder of the Nigeria-based NGO, Land of Hope, shared an update regarding the children under their care. Anja Ringgren Loven and David Emmanuel Umem are committed to giving children a good life. They work towards giving these children access to quality education and training. In this way, the children will be able to grow into respectable and responsible citizens of the country.
The most recent update that Anja shared on Land of Hope’s official account related to these children’s educational development. Anja shared that three of their children Rita, Emem and Idong are giving the SSCE exam. She also shared the images of the three children from the morning of Monday, July 24, The children were at the time on their way to write SSCE exam.
SSCE ( The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination ) is the final examination for the students in Nigerian secondary schools at the end of their six years of education in secondary school. She expanded upon the importance of the exam in her social media post. She shared that the SSCE is important for two major reasons:
First, the SSCE is important before the government can award students their senior secondary school certificate. Further, the SSCE is also mandatory for admission into any Nigerian University, Polytechnic or College of education.
Anja Ringgren Loven also clarified that the school fees and these examinations are NOT free! She explained that the cost of these exams is indeed very expensive. With this, she expressed her appreciation for the support and assistance that the donors and people of goodwill provide. Your support allows our children to get an education and build a future for themselves.
Anja regularly shares updates about every new updates that takes place in the NGO. Land of hope is a safe place for children who do not have a home with their families and communities. Many of these children also face prejudice and abuse due to superstition.