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2016 Annual Event: “A Little Decadence Here, For Sustenance There”

RAIN is celebrating 15 years of learning and earning with “A Little Decadence Here, For Sustenance There.” Join us on Monday July 18, 5:30 pm at Oyster River Farm, Durham, NH. Click here for information and reservations.

Exclusive Silent Auction Trips!!
Tickets to Hamilton! On Broadway.
Tickets to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend.
Newport Food and Wine Festival at the Newport mansions, …

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Irma Turtle

In Loving Memory of Agadez Learning Center benefactor, Irma Turtle

For over 25 years Irma Turtle served people less fortunate than she. Irma was a loving person and believed in the heart, the spirit and the mind. Her favorite quote was from Mahatma Gandhi:  “Be the change you want to see.” Irma certainly did that through her organization, …

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RAIN gives Nomadic Girls of Niger Access to High School

Niger is a country where the literacy rate is 15% among rural and nomadic people. Children have very little access to education. Many villages don’t have a middle school. Many families struggle just to send their child to elementary school. Even fewer get a higher education or make it passed high school. Rain’s Agadez Learning Center gives the opportunity of secondary education to motivated nomadic children of the surrounding area. …

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Welcome to New ALC Students

The Agadez Learning Center (ALC) provides a place for 25 nomadic students to live, study and pursue their dreams of an education. the primary school graduates have no hopes to continue their studies as rural education does not go past grade 6.

In October, the ALC Director, Alhassene Aboubacar, too an arduous 10-day journey in the Air Mountains to recruit students for this years 7th grade class. …

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Update from our Mentors: Educators as Mothers

Your donations are doing more than changing lives; they are changing opinions about the importance of a girl’s education. One of the biggest challenges our mentors face is convincing parents — most of whom have never been to school — of the importance of education, and that attending school is beneficial for both the child and the family.

I meet with parents to explain my work to them and convince them to allow me to work with their children. …

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West Africa Day in Portsmouth 8.19

Join us for a Special Reception
from the sahara desert to the piscataqua

For one day – August 19 – The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, The Portsmouth Athenaeum and Rain for the Sahel and Sahara will host distinguished representatives from Niger:

His Majesty the Sultan de L’Air Oumarou Bin Ibrahim Oumarou and
Her Excellency Professor Hassana Alidou, …

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