It’s hard for us to imagine living in our homes without safe, clean drinking water and flushable toilets. What if you had to send your child out every day to collect water for domestic use? And what if the closest source of water was a polluted pond, stream or river, more than a mile away?
In Nigeria, one third of the population has no access to clean drinking water. Those in that group often use water polluted by human and animal waste along with chemical pollution from mining and refinery operations.
A joint team from both Africa Education Partnership (AEP) and Kateri Medical Services, is in the planning stages for a spring trip to Nigeria. Two board members from AEP, Peter Dewberry and Elaine Chagnon are part of this team. The plans include visits to our original project in Gusau and then to the Kafanchan area to assess progress of our current work and assessing next steps.
Under the leadership of Mrs. Nana Dogo, a Women’s Center has been built. The focus of the center is to empower women by providing them with the skills needed to earn money for themselves and their families. The region is rural with subsistence farming as the main source of income. Poverty is most evident and acute among 2500 widows in this community.
Your donation to AEP will be doubled during December!
AEP has a most wonderful opportunity!
We have received a generous matching gift, dollar for dollar, for all donations received during December.
These funds will enable us to to continue meeting the needs of our schools in Nigeria.
This group of young students from Graceland International School, accompanied by their teacher, paid a visit to the adjoining Graceland Hospital. These young people have all expressed an interest in pursuing medicine as a career. Their enterprising teacher arranged for them to visit the hospital during the week of a special medical outreach by our sister organization, Kateri Medical Services.
his is a very special annual event at the school, in which the students interact with each other and their teachers. The school’s various cultural clubs present drama in the form of short plays, musical items and dance. There are also athletic competitions and games.
These activities are a lot of fun as they help students build confidence in their talents and abilities. The activities on the day do a lot to help to build understanding and respect for each other.
Bishop Markus Dogo of Kafanchan and his wife, Mrs.Nana Dogo arrived in Connecticut in early October to begin a busy and fruitful series of engagements, promoting the work of Africa Education Partnership and our sister organization Kateri Medical Services.
Africa Education Partnership was at the Connecticut Episcopal Convention on October 26 and 27, at the Connecticut Convention Center. We had a display table showcasing our school projects in Nigeria. It was a great experience, many people showed an interest.