Africa Education Partnership believes that the future success of Nigeria lies in high quality education for all children, regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. It is our MISSION to work with individuals and organizations that share our goal.
We will provide funding for the building construction and assist with annual operating costs of schools as we work toward self-sustainability of our partners. It is through collaboration and shared vision that we strive to further educational opportunities for those in marginalized areas.
Africa Education Partnership is dedicated to helping in a practical manner. Our aim is to build partnerships with those in Africa who are also committed to overcoming the challenges that hinder the advancement of a quality education in those areas where the need is greatest. We understand the importance of working with local leaders of the community, the schools and religious institutions to facilitate construction and funding schools. We believe in local empowerment by making available to local leaders funds and consultative advice and guidance.
Our First Project
GRACELAND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ZAMFARA STATE, NORTHERN NIGERIA STARTING POINT
Our starting point was a relationship built with Bishop John Danbinta while he was doing a postgraduate degree in Hartford Connecticut. His vision for a school that offered a high quality education for all was inspiring and challenging.
We were particularly drawn to the fact that his vision included making a positive contribution toward conflict resolution in a region where communal violence can does erupt from time to time. His vision is for a school which welcomes students regardless of gender, ethnic origin or religious affiliation. He is passionate about the fact that education is such an environment promotes reconciliation and nation building.
Our Second Project
In October 2018, Elaine Changnon, AEP board member, visited Kafanchan, in Kaduna State to assess the needs of schools in the district. Kafanchan in Kaduna State, Nigeria, is a largely rural and poor, our partners are doing a great job despite limited financial resources. This research was necessary for determining the needs and priorities of our partners before moving forward on this, our second project in Nigeria.
The Schools visited