In addition to assisting our students with the costs of attending secondary school, we are also determined to have a big impact on the quality of education accessible in these rural communities. Educational resources and learning materials are very scarce in this part of the country, both within schools and in the wider communities.
Thanks to generous benefactors, RACET has provided a modern facility in Ntrigom with access to advanced educational tools to have a decisive impact for students, their teachers, and surrounding communities now and for years to come.
The Sir Brandon Gough Centre at the Community Secondary School of Ntrigom was completed in 2014. The Centre currently houses 17 computers and a small but growing library. The computers provide access to personalised digital courses from top sources like Khan Academy and GCF Learn Free to supplement the core curriculum.
In 2015 RACET connected the Centre to the national local power grid, and in 2016 installed photovoltaic panels and inverters to keep running costs down and to compensate for the erratic supply of electricity in Nigeria. This is now the only building in the local community which has a regular power supply.
The Centre is named after Sir Brandon Gough, one of RACET’s earliest supporters.