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.
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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.
Mrs. Nana Dogo is a very engaging and informative speaker, on Tuesday October 15, she spoke at a special lunch on the vital work she is doing in Kafanchan with women and girls.
Recent news from Graceland International School, Gusau, Nigeria
Recent news from Graceland has been very encouraging, with enrollment up in all grades. There is a healthy balance between the numbers of boys and girls, as well as Christian and Muslim students. The aim of Graceland International School (GIS) is to ensure that both boys and girls have equal opportunities for the quality education that is offered there. The aim of the school is “reconciliation through education”. Therefore GIS enrolls both Christian and Muslim students without discrimination. Learning together encourages understanding and acceptance between those from different backgrounds.
On Saturday October 5, 2019 the full Africa Education Board met with Bishop Dogo and his wife Nana in Shelton, Connecticut. All of the AEP Connecticut Board members were present, except for one who joined via phone from Virginia Beach, Our two Ohio board members traveled from Akron to be present.