Lainde Badarisa is a community in Girei LGA of Adamawa state. Fulan are the highest number of persons in the Community followed by other tribes. The community with a total estimated population of 3,565 inhabitants, has a primary school called LAINDE BADIRISA PRIMARY SCHOOL. In 1995 the primary school was under Bajabure Ward but later in 2003 the school became independent. CODE through its Follow The Money initiative has sought to ensure adequate service delivery in the implementation of infrastructure projects in rural communities by enhancing citizens participation in governance and during its data mining found the tender advertisement by Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board  to construct school projects in Lainde Badirisa, Girei LGA, Adamawa State.

To provide oversight and foster information sharing between the implementing agency and the beneficiary community on the implementation of this project, FTM team is initiating #EducateGirei campaign. We call on all stakeholders especially the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board to provide necessary information that will aid the successful monitoring and implementation of this project.

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FTM Team Embarked On A Preliminary Visit To Girei LGA

15/05/2019: Follow the Money Team, Adamawa State visited Girei LGA for a preliminary visit to ascertain project status and debrief the community on the tracking activities of Follow The Money in the community

Inadequate Classrooms To Accommodate The Pupils

15/05/2019: According to the team, the primary school has a total number of 914 students as of 2018 reports from the school management but unfortunately they don’t have adequate classes to accommodate the students.

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Community Outreach To Girei LGA

A Combined Class Of Primary 5a And 5b With Over 150 Students

21/06/2019: Adamawa Follow The Money Team lead by Aliyu Hammantukur Gengle embarked on a community outreach to effectively ascertain the level of work done on the construction of school projects in Lainde Badirisa, Girei LGA, Adamawa StateGirei. 

Implementation Is Yet To Commence

Poor Learning Environments For students

21/06/2019: The team gathered during the community outreach that project implementation is yet to commence and the school is in dire need of this project as currently they are faced with the following challenges: Low turnout of students, Lack of quality education, Security and safety of the student is at risk, Lack of benches and Lack of classrooms. 

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FOI request sent to  Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board 

13/05/201:Follow the Money sent an FOI request to Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board on the 2016/2017 matching grant process asking for a list of beneficiary communities and specific LGAs for the advertised project.

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FOI response from Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board 

Date:  Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board responded by stating that the contract was yet to be awarded. Hence there is no information yet. However, they committed to share requested information as soon as they are done with the contracting stage. 

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Representative Responds To Follow The Money Via tweet

25/6/19 The Member House of Representatives Representing Laide-Badirisa at the National Assembly responded to the team view twitter. He commended the team for their efforts in reaching communities, and expressed his sadness to the poor access to education in this community. He went further to pledge his assistance to making sure things go differently.

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Massive Turn-out At The FTM Town Hall Meeting

Group Photograph of Participants At The Town Hall

01/08/2019: The Adamawa FTM team embarked on a town hall meeting in Laide-Badirisa Primary School, Girei LGA, Adamawa State on tracking the implementation of Adamawa state UBEC 2016/2017 Projects. The school team expressed their displeasure with the insufficient classes, teachers office and furniture in the school. As part of the agreed next step, the community is to submit a proposal with the help of the LEA to the board requesting for more classrooms and furniture.

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Media Report On The Campaign