Brother Bernard Gazire (left) with local children during the 2012 Christmas Party.

Presentation Brothers Secondary School (PBSS) in the town of Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi State in Nigeria provides second level education to hundreds of local boys and girls. The principal is Brother Bernard Gazire who is also the Deputy Province Leader of our West Africa Province.

The Brothers also reach out to the local community in other ways, such as the annual Christmas party for children.

The school serves the local Christian community and has a substantial minority of Muslim students. Numbers can vary depending on outbreaks of communal violence. Great emphasis is placed on the development of tolerance, mutual understanding and reconciliation.