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.
Kafanchan, Nigeria Mission Update
WHO: Bishop Markus and Mrs. Nana Dogo will be visiting
WHAT: The Dogos are recipients of funding both through AEP and Kateri Medical Services. Both non-profits are working in Kafanchan to support the efforts in schools and with a medical clinic.
The Dogos would like to use this opportunity to meet and have an opportunity for discussion with their benefactors.
WHEN: Please mark your calendars!
The Kogum River well is used every day by the school and by the wider community. It is a major factor in bringing renewal to this rural community. The provision of clean water is cutting absenteeism by reducing the incidence of water-born diseases for students and the wider community.
“Some people don’t think it’s cool to help others, personally I think it’s the coolest thing in the world” - Prince Harry.
Africa Education Partnership is pleased to announce that the renovation of the Kafanchan Junior Secondary School multi-purpose hall has been completed in time for the new academic year. Before the renovation began the hall was in a very bad state of repair; the ceiling and roof were near collapse, posing a danger to all who used it.
The interior panoramic photo shows the two wings of the hall.
The Kogum Well
The Kogum River well is used every day by the school and by the local community. It is a major factor in bringing renewal to this rural community. The provision of clean water is cutting absenteeism by reducing the incidence of water born diseases for students and the wider community.
In May, 2019 Africa Education Partnership board member Elaine Chagnon traveled to Nigeria to visit and gather more information about our projects in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. One of the most exciting events and a highlight of the trip was the dedication of the well at the Kogum River Nursery/Primary School. This well was funded by the Avon-Simsbury Rotary Club, Connecticut. It will supply the school and the community of around 1000 with clean, safe water for drinking. Prior to the well, students had to walk to collect water from the nearby Kogum River, which was polluted by the livestock that also came to drink.
Elaine cutting the ribbon at the dedication.