Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet And Education

Vlad Sokhin

Video: Vlad Sokhin
Client: AJ+

In Cameroon’s Far North region, chaos and displacement stemming from Boko Haram’s violence have upended people’s lives. The kids and teachers at Baigai Public School are a mix of refugees from across the border in Nigeria, internally displaced people from within Cameroon and locals.

But today, kids and teachers alike are thinking about one thing: getting on the internet for the first time.

Violence waged by Boko Haram is having a devastating effect on kids’ education across Africa’s Lake Chad basin region. In Nigeria’s Borno State alone, more than half the schools are closed as a result of direct targeting by Boko Haram and the mass displacement and insecurity stemming from the group’s violence.

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