Picture a “typical” classroom here in the United States: an enclosed space with four walls, windows and doors, a leak proof roof, sturdy desks, some level of technology to support teaching and learning, books and materials, toilets, and a secure playground.
Greetings to all of our friends and supporters! We are excited to share the news that the dormitory construction is finally approaching the final stages of construction.
It is with great joy that we express our deep gratitude to The Daily Planet Band for their stellar performance at our benefit concert at First Baptist Church, Manchester, on Saturday, July 23.
The crowd of about 50 was small but mighty with so much enthusiasm and attention! We were excited to have the chance to meet some new folks and share the work of Arica Education Partnership.
Reports from UNICEF (January 2022) and World Bank (June 2022) both indicate that Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school in the world.
For a country that has such a big impact in Africa’s political and economic stage, this is grim news indeed. While the national government has increased the percentage of its annual budget for education from 5.7% in 2021 to 7.2% in 2022, it is still way behind the internationally recommended guideline of 15-20%.*
It has been a while since we have provided an update on our dormitory project at Graceland International School. Construction has been halted since January of this year due to a funding drought and challenges within Nigeria itself.
Africa Education Partnership members believe that schools need to be places where children and teachers feel safe and supported. In such an environment, learning can more readily take place. Given the present conditions and challenges in Nigeria, this is no small feat. However, every step we take is considered a victory, no matter the size of the project.
The AEP Spring Newsletter for 2022 is out! If you are not receiving it in your mail box or the digital version in your email, please subscribe below.
Africa Education Partnership is excited to announce a summer concert fundraiser to help secure a match challenge of $45,000 to build a dormitory at our school Graceland International in Gusau, Nigeria.
Join us for a 1960’s rock and soul music concert with the Daily Planet Band on:
Saturday, July 23, 2022