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.
After navigating the myriad travel requirements, Bishop John arrived safely in Boston on December 31. After settling into his accommodations at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA, he began a rigorous two-week course required for the completion of his Doctor of Ministry degree.
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%.*