As we reflect this holiday season on all of the tremendous achievements that our partners in northern Nigeria have accomplished, we offer heartfelt thanks to you, the generous donors who supported Africa Education Partnership this year. Together we have helped our partners open the first classroom building at Graceland International School, and substantially complete the second classroom block. As our work progresses, we continue to appreciate the importance and the urgency of your ongoing support, and we ask that you consider making a donation this holiday season.
AEP Recipient of $6000 Grant
This past January, AEP was the recipient of a $6000 grant from the Church Mission Publishing Company. The money will be used to purchase 6 laptops for Graceland International School. The grant also includes funds for the computer software packages. In addition, AEP will use some of the funds to acquire manuals for reading instruction that will be used for teacher training.
Finally, AEP will be able to purchase a dedicated laptop and printer for organization business.
Summer trip intense but productive
Board member Elaine Chagnon again traveled to Nigeria this past summer, leaving on July 25 and returning home on August 10. She traveled with FaithCare and members of Trinity Church, Tariffville, her home church. She was scheduled to meet with Gusau teachers and then work the rest of the time with the combined teams at her church-sponsored medical clinic.
Travel was long and tiring, and the group was faced with numerous challenges along the way. Just before the trip, a bomb blast killed scores in Kaduna. Although team members were made aware and were given the option of cancelling, no one backed out, including three high school students. On the flight over, the group was made aware that the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in Lagos, 8 hours away from the site.
Teachers from Graceland International School traveled to Kaduna for training workshops led by Elaine Chagnon.
Ndanusa Fearon, a young local architect, agreed to provide drawings for the third classroom building– a science/computer lab/media center/administration building. Once he has seen the site, he will determine an appropriate placement for this building. He will also assist in locating a reputable computer distributor who could provide the laptops using recently acquired grant money.
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