Timia Oasis - Niger

The village of Timia

Timia is an oasis located in the Sahara over six hours drive from the closest airport at Agadez, Niger. Bushtracks has recently built a tented camp for guests traveling on a Sahara Air-Expedition. .(www.Bushtracks.com)

Two groups visited the Timia camp in Nov. and Dec. 2006 and may expressed a desire to "give back" to the community. After meeting with the Mayor of the greater Timia region (a territory covering 24 miles by 240 miles) the most important project at this time is the construction of a High School.


The present High School building is made of simple grass mats on a wood frams.


This is the present classroom

 

The goal for the new High School building will be to have cement cinder block construction which is far more permanent than other buildings in the village. The cost of construction will be very expensive as materials have to be brought many miles across dirt roads. Fortunately we will be contributing to a bigger project being undertaken by GTZ, a Non-Government Organization from Germany which has staff in Timia.

 

The Mayor of Tima explaining to our representative the importance of the High School project.

In December 2006 fifty travelers raised $1,255 to help close the gap needed to fund the the new High School. The Mayor is shown here receiving the donation from the Bushtracks Expedition Leader.

 

Donations can me made to the Timia High School project..
Make checks payable to "Generosity in Action"
and note on the "memo" line on the check - "Timia High School."
Mail donations to:
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201

 

 

 

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