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Entrepreneur Incubator Recap: Day 1

Posted on July 5, 2017

If I ever had any doubts, they have since been replaced by the clear and present evidence that Nigerians are a hardworking, enterprising, creative and passionate people. Nine teams of varying sizes showed up at the Access To Success Entrepreneur Incubator with a clear purpose, drive and desire to learn and grow their business ventures …

Erica’s Mission Trip Update: July 4, 2017

Posted on July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Two cultures. One people. Exponential impact. Despite leaving on Saturday, today was the day it really sunk in that our team is in Nigeria. There were no (delayed) airplanes, no checking into hotels, no moving luggage, no being disrupted by uncontrollable circumstances. Today we operated on our time – well, African time – …

Mark’s Mission Trip Update: July 3, 2017

Posted on July 3, 2017

    Monday, July 3, 2017   We landed shortly after 4 p.m. in Lagos. The sun was shining, slightly cloudy and the touch down was uneventful. We stepped into the terminal and were swiftly greeted with thick, muggy, humidity filled air. The temperature was in the mid 80’s but the heat index made it …

Doug’s Mission Trip Update: July 3, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017 Well, after a couple of laps between Lagos and Benin City, we were finally able to land and get to the work of the mission trip. While we were not able to see the new A2S office or Andrew’s childhood home, we did get to spend time renewing friendships with the …

Lindsay and Ehis’ Trip Update: Wrapping Up Basketball and Empowerment Camp

Posted on June 29, 2017

Today was the final day of Empowerment & Basketball Camp at UNIBEN. The team arrived around 9:30AM in anticipation of it being a long day with a lesson, basketball, awards and distribution. Like most days, we all jumped into action as soon as we pulled into the Sports Complex, with campers approaching the bus to …

Cameron’s Trip Update: The Excitement of Basketball Camp

Posted on June 28, 2017

Today was Sunday Funday and it lived up to its name. That goes for all the other days I have been here in Nigeria as well. There’s always a moment during the day whether it be big or small, that makes you feel like the work you put in and the late nights you stayed …

Trip Update: Uche’s Return Home

Posted on June 25, 2017

It started with a safe trip from Lagos from to Benin. We went out for lunch and you could see the smile on everyone’s face that they even forgot about the sleepless night [on the plane] they had before the trip. We went to Wire Road to see the on-going project and I was surprised …

Mark’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 24, 2017

I’m excited to take part in this mission trip in order to give back and pay it forward to my fellow man.  My own family has recently gone through an eventful year with our second child, Finley.  Born with a congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot), we relied on the Levine Children’s Hospital here in Charlotte, …

Greg’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 23, 2017

This week I was contemplating the upcoming A2S Mission Trip to Benin City, Nigeria that we’ll take in late June and early July. As I thought about this trip which is less than a month away, the pressures of the day kept creeping in. Our family is in the midst of a multi-stage house move …

Anna’s Pre-Trip Blog

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Here I am, on my way back to Nigeria again this year. After my experiences from last year’s trip, I am anxious to reconnect with old friends and see how things have changed and progressed since last year. Almost 12 months ago, I boarded an overnight flight and headed to a land I never thought …

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