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There are about 350 children in Tafan and in its eight satellite villages who have missed regular school since 2011, after the cycle of violence in southern Kaduna communities escalated but was finally brought under control. The irregular access to the nearest school has led to a significant loss of quality education for these children.

Beyond Limits With Joshua Beckford

Joshua Beckford is listed among the top 30 most remarkable people in the World with Autism that have impacted on Society on The Illumination Foundation website `We the Spectrum` in North Carolina USA. He is also the youngest person ever to complete a course in Philosophy and History at Oxford University (OLP) on-line learning Platform at the age of 6. He wants to be a neuro surgeon and taught himself to perform complex surgical operations on Microsoft Surgery Simulator. He can correctly use all the instruments and successfully complete operations such as the removal of a Hernia, appendectomy, removal of a cataract, varicose, and tonsillectomy, repair a lower leg fracture and perform a Cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gall bladder).

Joshua Beckford has unusual skills in 8 different areas. Math’s, Foreign Language, History, Philosophy, IT, Art and Science and sport. He is on the autistic spectrum – Asperger’s (High functioning). Joshua was born in the U. K in 2005.He was taught at home from the age of 10 months. He learned to read fluently using phonics at 2 years 6 months old.

Recently, Joshua was appointed Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network {BMAN} Low Income Families Education {L.I.F.E} Support Ambassador. BMAN Low Income Families Education (L.I.F.E) Support was established to create educational opportunities for children from low income families so that they have hope of positively contributing to a thriving society.

Joshua Beckford along with his father Knox Daniel will visit Nigeria in August 2019 to anchor a mentoring session for the BMAN Father and Son Together (FAST) Initiative under the theme “Beyond Limits”.

The FAST Initiative is aimed at helping to promote the development of positive masculine qualities, renew father and son commitments, and enumerate the drivers of conflicts between father and son with a proactive approach to resolving these conflicts.

 A vital part of Joshua’s visit to Nigeria is the construction of the first ever secondary school (Joshua Beckford Community School-JBCS, Tafan) comprising of classrooms, administrative block, laboratory, ICT Centre and agriculture green area for Tafan and its eight satellites village in Kaduna state.

Beckford’s involvement with the school construction project is a direct response to the recent issue of a press release which announced the Fantsuam Foundation’s partnership with BMAN L.I.F.E SUPPORT for reconstruction of a block of classrooms for Tafan community, Kaduna State.

There are about 350 children in Tafan and in its eight satellite villages who have missed regular school since 2011, after the cycle of violence in southern Kaduna communities escalated but was finally brought under control. The irregular access to the nearest school has led to a significant loss of quality education for these children.

The construction of the Joshua Beckford Community School is under the umbrella of BMAN L.I.F.E Support will eradicate barriers confronting Tafan’s children created by educational limitations – barriers which make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for them to become productive and successful adults.

Joshua, who has set a fundraising goal of $28,793,388 for the school construction project, is seeking for your donations, sponsorship and partnership as he hopes to commission the school classrooms during his visit to Nigeria along with his father Knox Daniel in August 2019.

To make a contributor to or sponsor for the Joshua Beckford Community School construction project, please send Donation to Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network, First Bank, Account Number:2032817078, you can make donations on www.bmanadvocy.org or contact olaakinwe@bmandvocacy.org or call +234 802 301 0608 or +234 815 500 2255

Your kind donations, sponsorship and partnership is highly appreciated

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