Listening to our partners in Gusau.
We keep the lines of communication open between ourselves, the AEP Board and our partners in Nigeria. We believe it is important for us to listen to them and learn from them and their experience. We have had extensive discussions with our partners, the building committee and the committee for Grace International School (GIS). The members of these committees were well informed in their respective fields and had a clear vision of what they wanted GIS to be and achieve. We also held discussions with parents and children to hear their concerns and wishes. We were able to experience the enthusiasm and confidence of the people first hand. We were humbled by their generosity and gratitude for our time in coming to visit. We were enriched by both the simplicity and difficulty of life in an emerging third world country. And while traveling to visit may not be for everyone, providing support at home is equally important. The project is a large one and funding is crucial to ensure its completion.