CFM’s Christian Faith Academy has been up and running since 2009, having been partly
inspired by the work of volunteer visitors from the UK. These days, we’re registered with
Plateau State Government as a primary and nursery school, both operating out of rented
facilities at CFM’s Bukuru campus.
We’re currently made up of 150 children (and growing), about 50 of whom come from CFI’s kid’s home. The other 100 amble in from our CFI staff families and the local community. CFI staff also volunteer much of their spare time to teach secondary school courses, preparing youth for the entrance exams required by local high schools in the area.
The need to establish CFA came from various angles. There was the need to provide
education for the kids in our children’s home. There was also the unfolding situation in the
refugee camp across the road that we couldn’t simply turn a blind eye to. Then there was
also the issue of high school fees often charged by other schools – all schools charge fees
Aside from that, there was also the chance to offer practical skills as well. Alongside the
Nigerian national curriculum, CFA also teaches computer skills as well as practical skills
such as sewing and carpentry.
We’re currently working on constructing school facilities on our permanent site in Du. With
this, we’ll also be allowed to officially register our secondary and vocational schools (you’re
not allowed to register secondary schools over here with merely rented facilities as is
currently the case). When these buildings are up and running, we’ll be able to offer
education for all the kids and youth in our care, as well as those from the surrounding