Plateau State is in Nigeria's central belt, where the predominantly Muslim north meets the predominantly Christian south. Jos, Plateau State's capital has been the scene of much inter-religious violence in recent years.
The Christian Institute in Jos is an educational establishment which offers courses in healthcare, theology, communications and computing. Of the nearly 40 staff, two are University professors and a further 11 hold doctorates or Masters degrees.
In 2014, the Christian Institute had 104 new full-time students – their biggest ever intake. They also ran a month long holiday school in the summer, offering classes for children of all ages. They had around 70 pupils, who were taught by members of the community and the Christian Institute.
In recent years, the centre has significantly improved its residential accommodation for couples and female students. In June, HART was able to provide funding to assist with the much-needed construction of accommodation for male students.