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Mission and Current Programs. African Education Program. Gives African children hope through education. African Education Program. 501(c)3 non-profit organization Founded in 2002 by three Radnor High School Students Based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. AEP’s Work in Africa.

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African education program
African Education Program

Gives African children hope through education

African education program1
African Education Program

  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization

  • Founded in 2002 by three Radnor High School Students

  • Based in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Aep s work in africa
AEP’s Work in Africa

  • Grassroots approach

  • Works in Kafue, Zambia

Aep achievements in zambia
AEP Achievements in Zambia

  • Distribution of 10,000 Schoolbooks to 6 Schools

  • Distribution of 10,000 Library Books to 1 Youth Center and 2 Orphanages

  • Distribution of 70 Computers to various communities

  • Sponsorship of 80 orphans for school

  • Opening of a Youth Community Center

  • Providing critical daily programs (meals, HIV/AIDS awareness, education)

Zambia facts
Zambia Facts

  • An underdeveloped country located in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Population: 10 million with half of the population under the age of 18

  • 68 Percent of the population live on less than one dollar per day

  • In 2005, the life expectancy was estimated at 37 years

Zambia the need for education
Zambia The Need for Education

  • 85 percent of the children attend elementary school

  • Education is free until Grade 8

  • Due to lack of available seats in public schools, students attend on a part-time basis (morning or afternoon shift) for grades 1 through 12

  • Only 41% of Girls and 48 % of Boys enter Grade 8

  • Only 21 percent of girls and 27 percent of boys attend high school

  • Only 5 percent of High School graduates will attend college

Zambia the hiv aids pandemic
Zambia The HIV/AIDS Pandemic

  • 25 percent of the adult population is infected with HIV/AIDS

  • 98,000 died of HIV/AIDS in 2005

  • One million children are HIV/AIDS orphans

  • In 2010, 1-in-3 Children will be an HIV/AIDS Orphan

  • A Significant Percentage of Children are HIV/AIDS Positive

The aep solution
The AEP Solution

  • Sponsor HIV/AIDS orphans to attend school

  • Create a place for the youth which becomes another learning resource

  • Supplement limited educational public schools system

Aep milestone
AEP Milestone

In August 2006, AEP opened the Amos Youth Centre providing an educational environment for underprivileged children and promoting HIV/AIDS awareness

The amos youth centre
The Amos Youth Centre

Located in the Shikoswe District, one of the most poverty stricken areas in the town of Kafue

Open to all youths aged 7 to 25. Several hundred children participate daily or weekly in a variety of programs.

The amos youth centre1
The Amos Youth Centre


With 1,000 Schoolbooks and 3,000 readers

Computer Lab

9 stations are installed for students to learn basic computer skills and to access the Internet.

Programs at the center
Programs at the Center

Before and After School Programs

English Speaking, Reading and Writing Program

Career Guidance

Computer Classes

The breakfast club
The Breakfast Club

Serving approximately 50 meals each school day.

Hiv aids awareness
HIV/AIDS Awareness

  • Programs to promote HIV/AIDS awareness

  • Focus on prevention sexual education and breaking

    the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS

  • Psychological and social counseling

Youth activities
Youth Activities

The Drama Group

Singing and sketches emphasize HIV/AIDS awareness.

The JETS Club

The JETS Club (Junior Engineering and Technical Society) organizes competitions on Math, English, and Sciences.

The Soccer Team

A meeting place
A Meeting Place

Open until 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday Evening

This helps keep the members off the streets and out of trouble.

Aep scholarships
AEP Scholarships

AEP selects HIV/AIDS orphans, members of the Amos Youth Centre who deserve to continue their schooling.

2007 School Year:AEP sponsored 25 HIV/AIDS Orphans

2008 School Year:AEP sponsored 46 HIV/AIDS orphans for grades 8 through 12 and 7 orphans for college

African education program2
African Education Program

An innovative approach to mitigate the educational deficiency and HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa