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 for prioritized projects. We believe in local empowerment by making available to local leaders funds, 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 and does erupt from time to time. His vision was for a school to welcome all students regardless of gender, ethnic origin or religious affiliation. He is passionate about the fact that education in such an environment promotes reconciliation and nation building.
Our Second Partnership
KAFANCHAN SCHOOL RENOVATIONS
In October 2018, Elaine Chagnon, AEP board member, visited Kafanchan, in Kaduna State to assess the needs of schools in the district. Kafanchan is 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 with our second set of projects in Nigeria.
The schools visited: