In many areas of Africa, children do not have access to quality education. Most African political and community leaders recognize the importance of education as a foundation for a successful society. However, they face many significant challenges, including limited economic resources, and diverse religious and ethnic tensions, making progress in advancing education is therefore often slow and uneven.
AEP is dedicated to helping by partnering in a practical manner. We understand the importance of working with local business, religious, and education leaders of the community to facilitate construction and funding schools. We believe that local empowerment is the foundation upon which progress is made - by making available to local leaders funds and consultative advice and guidance.
We have a dedicated team that meets monthly to discuss progress, plan fundraising events, and plan annual trips to visit the school site and facilitate discussion among our partners.
Our board had grown over the years and represents a variety of stakeholders in the project.
Board of Directors
The members of the Board come from a variety of backgrounds, each has gifts uniquely fitted to advance the vision and goals of AEP. Each of these busy men and women, serve willingly and sacrificially, because they believe passionately in the vision for a school in Gusau.
- Don Ghostlaw, President
- Elaine Chagnon, Education
- The Rev. Peter Dewberry
- Angela Dimezza
- Paul Frank
- Barbara Hoff, Secretary
- Hank Rau
- The Rev. Amjad Samuel
- Shelly Traska, Treasurer