Africa Education Partnership (AEP) is committed to building and renovating schools in order to offer a quality education without regard to gender, religion, or ethnic origin. Our schools in Nigeria reflect the diversity of their society. Girls are educated on an equal basis as boys. All students come from different backgrounds.
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In much of Africa, the education of girls is not given the same priority as that of boys. Some reasons for this are:
AEP works to help overcome these barriers by stressing that in the long run the education of girls helps to raise the economic prospects of a family and eventually the education of girls helps to bring community renewal and nation-building.
Africa Education Partnership is working to give hope and a future to girls, such as this one photographed at a gas station in Kaduna State, selling fruit and peanuts.
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Offering girls a way out of poverty
Poverty in Nigeria, along with early marriage, are barriers to girls receiving and education. Many young girls work as hawkers selling goods to supplement the family income. Africa Education Partnership (AEP) offers girls like the one in the photo an opportunity get an education and break out of the cycle of poverty and early marriage.
Literacy rate in Zamfara State.
Graceland International School, in Gusau, Zamfara State, a project af AEP, is making a dent in Zamfara’s low literacy rate of only 19.16%, the rate for girls is even lower.
You can make a difference to girls in Nigeria
Please make a donation for girls education in Zamfara State by sending a check to Africa Education Partnership, 99 Sandhill Road, South Windsor CT 06074 or by using the secure donate button on our website www.africaep.org
“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. We are introducing education that enables our children to exploit their similarities and common goals, while appreciating the strength in their diversity.” Nelson Mandela
Read more about the sad state of education in Nigeria here
You can help by making a regular or a one time donation to Africa Education Partnership.