Nigerian Activist Runs Schools to Counter Boko Haram Violence
When Rebecca Gadzama meets with the teachers she oversees, they sometimes hold the meeting outdoors, under trees in open fields. It gives them a chance to spot danger and run in case of an attack.
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still an ever-present danger in northeastern Nigeria and is still against people being educated in Western-style schools.
Yahaya James, an elementary school math teacher, recalled one attack in his hometown of Lassa, in the southern part of Borno state.
I was here in the town when they came. I was living with my mom and my dad and we just heard gunshots and we started running, he told VOA.
Source: Voice of America