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.
KAFANCHAN SCHOOL RENOVATIONS
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