Each morning 80-100 workers arrive at the construction site located across from the hospital. The result is a flurry of activity and momentum as we forge ahead with the revitalization of the ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe in Nigeria.

Today, the roofs of the three dorms (two female dorms each with 24 rooms and one male dorm with 12 rooms) have been installed and the dorms are in the midst of plastering the walls, installing the plumbing, windows and conduit for the electrical wiring.

Egbe Girls Dormitories

One of two girls dormitories

Cement Block Girls Dormitories

Dormitories are constructed of cement block made on site

In June the foundation for the administrative building with a study hall was laid and the walls are rapidly going up. A month later, the foundation of the dining hall with kitchen and laundry was dug. Praise God for this amazing progress!

Admin building with study hall

Administrative building with study hall

Admin building with study hall

Dining Hall, Kitchen and Laundry

While we focus on the infrastructure we have also been busy in Florida preparing containers with building equipment, teaching aids and materials for the school, and furnishings for the dorms and classrooms.  Thank you to our incredible donors that are making this possible!

Loading Egbe Container
Banyan grounds maintenance crew

Why is revitalizing the nursing school so important?
The goal of revitalizing the Nursing School is to train nurses who will serve in many villages and towns throughout Nigeria having graduated from this well-equipped school empowering them to demonstrate Christ-like compassionate medical care while sharing the Gospel.  It will also position the school for further accreditation and transition to a College of Nursing by 2023 as mandated by the Nursing Council of Nigeria.

What does the revitalization mean to the community?
One community leader shared that the “community views the revitalization of the School of Nursing as a challenge to the town of Egbe and an example to imitate. The revitalization has encouraged the community to embark on new projects; groups have been formed to assist the poor and elderly, and the community is more united – each pointing to the spirit of the Nursing School Revitalization.”

We invite you to join this exciting vision for the revitalization of the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery by giving generously and praying for a missionary Construction Manager and Nurse Educators to join the team at Egbe.

Together we are making a lasting impact.