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"School helps me forget what happened": Hamisu's story from Nigeria

/echo/file/school-helps-me-forget-what-happened-hamisus-story-nigeria_en“School helps me forget what happened”: Hamisu's story from Nigeria

Hamisu's village in north-east Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram fighters, forcing his family to hide and abandon their home. "When I heard the shooting, I ran back home. The gunshots were like rain falling. Every man or boy that they saw they killed," says Hamisu.

Across north-east Nigeria, 1 200 schools have been damaged or destroyed by Boko Haram's violence. Hamisu spent two years out of school.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the European Commission are helping to provide quality education for internally displaced children like Hamisu by offering maths and reading classes three times a week in 100 communities across north-east Nigeria.

Hamisu now attends Bajabure Primary School in Yola: "If there is peace, maybe we can all go back home. But the most important thing for me is that I am going to school again".Find out more about the EU's work on education in emergencies.


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Last updated 30/06/2016