Although Nuhu is only aged 7, she walks a long distance to school. Her willingness to walk so far, across savannah grassland and through stifling heat or torrential rain, shows how much the school is valued in this community. It is sobering to think that, before Savannah started work in this village, nearly one in four children like Nuhu died before their 5th birthday.

In her own words, “Before the blue school was built, I was dirty and I never had enough to eat. I like school – now I am learning to read and write with my friends. When I finish at school, I want to be a nurse.”