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Wars in Our Stomachs

Posted on December 1, 2014

Click Here to DONATE TO THE A2S MEAL-A-THON Aisosa Ogboghodo is a 22-year-old A2S scholarship recipient who currently studies International Studies and Diplomacy at the Ambrose Ali University in Ekpoma, Edo State. Aisosa wrote this poem to draw attention to the hunger problem faced by many in his community and around the world. Little like …

Palm-Kernel Delight

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* Click Here to DONATE TO THE A2S MEAL-A-THON* Jennifer Nkem Eneanya is a friend of A2S and the editor of Konnect Africa, an online magazine focused on Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era. She writes below about palm kernel, the edible seed of the palm tree that is rendered into …

Uche Ufochukwu: Strength in Character

Posted on November 17, 2014

Uche Ufochukwu is a 16-year-old girl from Benin City, Nigeria, who had never played basketball until April of 2013, when her life intertwined with A2S. This year, Uche will travel to the U.S. to study and play basketball through a partnership with Hope 4 Girls Africa and Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. That …

A2S Hosts Three-Day Health Clinic on Ebola and Other Strange Diseases

Posted on October 11, 2014

A2S recently hosted a three-day health clinic to educate our youth and their communities about now-contained Ebola outbreak. Serving nearly 1,700 members of the A2S community in Benin City, the clinic featured education about strange diseases, outreach into the community and a talk by the Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital Benin City, Dr. Edith …

A Mentorship Started on a Basketball Court

Posted on August 16, 2014

Every evening after school, Uche and his friends would go to the basketball court in one of the poorest areas of Lagos, known as Kiri Kiri town. There was a half court in terrible condition that the youth in his neighborhood managed to maintain so that they could play basketball and have an outlet from …

Live from the New A2S Computer Center!

Posted on July 2, 2014

Mid-way through the A2S trip is usually when everything overlaps, and today was no different than previous years. Except that today connected in a new and special way. In our devotion this morning we shared about the costs of doing good and how to find God when we are mentally and emotionally fatigued. The team …

A Nigerian Woman

Posted on May 20, 2014

Though the world now stands together to #bringbackourgirls, in the past Nigeria has not been a main focus of international media with regards to poverty, especially as it is influenced by role of women. This is despite the size of Nigeria— the most populous African nation with its alarming number of people living in poverty …

Upe: An All-Star On and Off the Court

Posted on April 1, 2014

Upe Atosu Esther has an astounding level of self-assuredness and confidence for someone just 20 years old. A member of the Nigerian women’s national basketball team, she works to advance the position of women in her country rather than simply utilizing her natural talents for her own glory. Recently, Upe organized a basketball clinic for …

Interview with Jafar Musa: An A2S All-Star “Making This Place A Home”

Posted on January 13, 2014

The past two summers, Jafar Musa, 17, attended the A2S basketball camp, and both times he was selected Most Valuable Player. This fall, he left his home in Benin City, to study on scholarship in Bedford, Virginia, where he lives with a host family. Jafar seems to possess a rare, admirable ability to put forth …

A2S All Star – Jafar Musa

Posted on September 23, 2013

Jafar Musa, one of the beneficiaries of A2S programs in Nigeria and new student at the LCA-Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia, arrived in the U.S for the first time on Thursday, September 19, 2013. “Words are not enough to express my gratitude to God, A2S, and LCA for this rare opportunity. My new family, the …

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