Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet And Education
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.
Shot by video journalist Vlad Sokhin for AJ+