On February 22, AEP board member Elaine Chagnon made the trip to Akron, Ohio to meet with board members Angela Dimezza and Paul Frank. At dinner on Friday night, lively discussion took place outlining plans to move ahead with the school renovations in the Kafanchan region of Nigeria. They were joined by Paul’s daughter, Rev. Elizabeth Frank and Angela’s husband Peter.
Dinner discussion Friday Evening.
Elaine was able to meet with board members Paul Frank and Angela Dimezza at a dinner on Friday evening. Also present were Peter Dimezza and the Rev. Elizabeth Frank. Discussion centered on the progress made at Graceland, the new undertaking in Kafanchan, and associated needs.
Meeting with Missions Committee Saturday.
After touring Akron on Friday morning, Elaine was introduced to members of the Missions Committee from St. Paul’s Church, supporters of AEP’s work, at a dinner on Saturday evening at the Dimezza home. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed and good dialogue was exchanged. It gave the members a chance to meet Elaine before a presentation after the 9:15 am service on Sunday morning. Committee members posed thoughtful questions and were able to see photos of the progress.
Sunday morning Slide Presentation.
On Sunday morning, Elaine presented a slideshow to approximately 40 members of St. Paul’s Church. After, there was time for discussion. There were numerous questions posed and interest expressed in the continuing work of AEP. Following the presentation, a brunch was held at the home of the Dimezzas. Elaine was able to meet with several members of St. Paul’s who offered donations for the continued work.
Paul Frank, is a valued member and generous supporter of the work of Africa Education Partnership. He has long had an interest in the education of African young people and has supported the building of schools in Sierra Leone, before supporting our work in Nigeria.
Thanks for hospitality.
We are very grateful for the hospitality shown to Elaine by Peter and Angela Dimezza. They have been stalwart supporters of Africa Education Partnership since 2011 when Angela Dimezza made a trip with other board members to Gusau to see first hand the work being done at Graceland International School.