The African Education Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to African Education Outreach are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. African Education Outreach’s tax identification number is 47-1311797.


Our mission

Create and maintain a quality, welcoming education K-12 campus in Nigeria with curriculum relevant to the goals and aspirations of each student irrespective of faith, creed, tribe, ethnicity, or social status.

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“gratis accepistis, gratis date”
“Freely you receive, freely you must give”

Why Does Africa Need AEO?

  • Child labour remains a major source of concern in Nigeria, in spite of legislative measures. Child labor is defined as work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children and deprives them of opportunities for schooling and development.
  • According to the International Labour Organization, the number of working children under the age of 14 in Nigeria is estimated at 15 million. The high level of diverse and tedious jobs that children execute in dangerous circumstances is particularly worrying. These jobs include being street vendors, beggars, car washers or watchers and shoe shiners. Others work as apprentice mechanics, hairdressers and bus conductors while a large number work as domestic servants and farm hands.
  • Research also shows that child workers display poor educational achievements. Girls start working at an earlier age than boys, particularly in the rural areas. They also suffer the triple burden of housework, school work and work out of home whether paid or unpaid. One of the most common practices is the use of children as child domestics – especially girls.
  • Major causes of child labour are widespread poverty, rapid urbanization, breakdown in extended family affiliations, high school dropout rates, and lack of enforcement of legal instruments meant to protect children. Traditionally, children have worked with their families, but today children are forced to work for their own and their family’s survival. The money earned by child family members has become a significant part of poor families’ income.
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    also check out these links:
  • White Paper On Building A School in Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria
  • UNICIF Article On Nigeria Children

Education, according to the World Bank, is central to development and eradication of poverty.

One School at a Time | One Child at a Time

How Will AEO Make a Difference?

Construction of School Facilities

Development of High Quality Curriculum

Hire and Train Educators

Project is complete when school is self-sustaining through tuition


Our Vision Is Within Reach

  • Water plays a major role in livelihood (healthcare, poverty and environment) hence its shortage is always a severe problem to mankind. Development of water resources is thus a major factor for economic growth as well as human and environmental health, and poverty reduction. The reality of Water Insecurity Although there is hardly any new building project in Nigeria without a water-related provision, water insecurity is still a limiting factor to achieving the United Nations Millennium Deve.
  • The main source of water for Abakaliki is rain water, particularly in rural areas. In the dry season, however, even rain water is not available. Most surface sources dry up, leaving pockets of water at points along the channels. Also, the water table drops well below exploitable depths in boreholes (hand dug wells). During the dry season, sources of drinking water are often contaminated shallow wells or contaminated rivers and ponds. There is a high incidence of gastrointestinal diseases causing diarrhea that can lead to dehydration, especially in children and the elderly.  Resurgent infections also are associated with severe water shortages. Typically, water source points are far from villages, averaging about 2 miles. Village water collectors are mainly children and women; they undertake the responsibility of scouting and collecting water for household use.  The main victims of water related problems are usually the poor, children, and women.
  • “In addition, the situation continues to worsen as the population of Lagos increases, and the resources become scarce, with an estimated 10 per cent of the population having access to water supplied by the State utility.”

Current Project: Karis Dominican Academy

Cost For Part Of Phase I

Students Hostel-Girls (1st floor, assume ½ total building cost)          $592,235.53

Students Hostel-Boys (1st floor, assume ½ total building cost)          $592,235.53

Fencing        $150,000.00

Water        $89,869.61

Kitchen        $102,761.77

Annual Operating Costs (Staff) $253,163.57

Power Generator    $8,000.00

Total Estimate for well and water treatment and storage  $107,500.00

15000 gallon tank

8,000 gallons Tower Tank

$4,500.00:    To Drill Bore-well depth 45m to 80m (200ft to 260ft) of 6 inches minimum diameter
$8,000.00:    For Power Generator
$15,000.00:    To construct a Power & Water             Treatment Plant Housing
$44,000.00:    To Install two Storage Tanks             8,000gals Tower Tank; and             15,000gals Ground Tank
$36,000.00:    To Install a Water Treatment             Plant

15,000 gallons Ground Tank

Karis International Academy

Building Summary Phases:

  • School Land
  • Administrative Building
  • Convent Building
  • Teachers Quarters Building
  • Students Hostel Building
  • Classroom Building
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Oct 22, 2017

AEO Founder Testimony

North Charleston, SC, United States

Today there is no free public education in Nigeria and in most African countries

Oct 22, 2017

Abakaliki Town, Nigeria-Africa

AEO, North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

AEO’s first school project is in Abakaliki, a community in Southeastern Nigeri

Oct 22, 2017

How to fund our first project

AEO, North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

We are in need of donor therefore fundraising is our first goal to achieve.