To feed the hungry minds of Sub-Saharan Africa by promoting education at all levels but especially at its most crucial juncture, the secondary or high school level.

"These students could turn out to be the great minds that Africa seeks or the kidnappers, haramists, pirates and al Queda converts that Africa and the world dread. It is a choice that we must make by design or one that will be made for us by default. Today we are at the crossroads of history and our true future is now!" Leonard Ozoemena, Secretary - General AEF Exam Hall Before Restoration 5/9/2009
Rationale for our mission

Think of sub-Saharan Africa. If one has the sophistication not to think animals and safaris, what come to mind instantly are abject poverty, starvation, disease, political instability, misrule and corruption. But behind the blinding glare of the stereotypical image, for those willing to look – and see – is another reality. Rarely noticed or considered is that, despite the all too obvious privation and misery, the sub-Saharan African child – the future of the region – thirsts and hungers for knowledge. For various reasons, this need for education is rarely met. But when it is met at crucial junctures in early life, these children have proven to be highly motivated learners and have gone on to hold their own in the best institutions of higher education in the western world and have gone on thereafter to lead successful and fulfilled lives as adults. Kofi Anan, Barack Obama Sr., the Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and countless others, not as well known or visible, are examples of what education can do to transform African lives that would otherwise be stunted and diminished beyond recognition. In the final analysis, a good education is the best and most effective – but by no means the only – antidote to the maladies that afflict sub-Saharan Africa.

AEF is devoted to the cause of education in sub-Saharan Africa because education is the ultimate equalizer. It lifts populations out of poverty and in general upgrades the lives of the people.

Exam Hall After Restoration 2011
Our activities will include the following:
  • The restoration of crumbling school buildings.
  • The rehabilitation of crucial school infrastructure such as facilities for water and power supply.
  • The erection of new buildings and even new schools.
  • The development and support of teaching staffs.
  • The equipping of schools including the stocking of school libraries with books and provision of laboratory equipments and supplies.
  • The provision of high speed internet by satellite.
  • The provision of scholarships to deserving indigent students.
  • “Books for Hungry Minds” campaigns involving solicitations for book donations for schools at all levels but especially the secondary school level.
  • Video Learning Initiative (VLI): This deserves special mention since it holds the promise of revolutionizing teaching and learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The above initiatives are mostly directed towards strengthening instruction by traditional methods. Beyond these initiatives, the AEF will seek to harness the wonders and wizardry offered by the tools and technologies of the 21st century – the digital age – towards upgrading learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The digital age offers technologies that act as an equalizer because they do not depend on elaborate infrastructure. Already easy communication by cell phones is as effective in remote corners of sub-Saharan Africa as in any part of the developed world. The internet harbors vast troves of learning material much of which are in the form of video lectures by master teachers in highly reputable institutions. Some like Khan Academy are the offering of private philanthropy. Like the cell phone, wireless internet via satellite would make these learning materials accessible to the remotest corners of sub-Saharan Africa, thus making education less dependent on elaborate and expensive infrastructure including the human infrastructure of trained and competent teachers. AEF will devote a sizable portion of any available resources to the effort to implement VLI throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
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“People who care about their future never let school buildings crumble and decay”

Our activities will focus initially on those areas where education has lost ground and suffered serious setbacks as a result of war and its aftermath. Such areas include especially southeastern Nigeria where educational institutions were devastated by the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960’s. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mozambique are other countries ravaged by wars that took a toll on the schools. War is still raging or simmering in the Congo. That situation will therefore be addressed when the embers of war have finally died down there. Demographic imperatives require that a lion share of resources will go to southeastern Nigeria. We have started with one school, Government Secondary School, Afikpo located in Ebonyi State, Southeastern Nigeria, a region that has known war but no reconstruction.

Throwing A Lifeline

“We have the lifeline. We must throw the lifeline in such a way that the next generation catches it”
— Dr. Eze David Uche, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, AEF

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