17 August 2018
Renewed Nigeria starts with the youth

Students at a mixed Muslim and Christian secondary school in Jos have committed to playing their part in improving Nigerian society over the next 15 years, following a Grace & Light visit to their school.

They are students at the Industrial Training Fund School where 50 per cent of students are Muslim and 50 per cent are Christian. During their visit, the Jos volunteer team inspired students of both faiths with what they, as the adults of the future, can do to reform Nigerian society.

“We saw lots of commitment from the students to make big and small changes in their lives now and for the future,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.

“They said they would work hard and do the best they can in exams, as well as show respect to each other and to people of different faiths. Plus, they committed not to tell lies and not to cheat at school and in their lives outside school.

“We have high hopes that they and students at other secondary schools, who make similar commitments when we visit, will bring in a new Nigeria over the next 15 years as they become adults and begin influencing work and politics and religion and family life.”

The Yola and Jos volunteer teams visited three schools during July, sharing the gospel of social righteousness with 1,119 students. Of these, 503 chose to be tested for HIV/AIDS and three tested positive. Forty-nine students made a first commitment to Christ and another 245 rededicated their lives.

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