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Jennifer’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 19, 2017

  I’m really excited to go back home considering the fact it’s my first time going back since I left, and also to see how much A2S has grown in Nigeria. I am really looking forward to the After School Academy because I was once a student there, and going back to be able to …

Wisdom’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 17, 2017

I’m going back to my home country to take another huge step in accomplishing my dreams! Coming to the US in August 2016 was one of my major dreams and was actually one of the steps to accomplish my huge goals. I’ve been really blessed by the people that God has used to help me …

Lindsay’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 15, 2017

You know how you have that place where when you pass by something familiar, it just feels like you’re almost home? For me, one of those places is touching down in an Arik Air airplane onto the runway of Benin City after almost 24 hours of flying. You see, when that plane touches ground, I …

Juliet’s Pre-Trip Blog

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My names are Esadah Onome Juliet. I am 18 years old and a native of Urhobo from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. I completed my high school attending Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, and finished as salutatorian of my class. I just finished my freshman year at Jones County Junior College, and now heading to the University of …

Justice’s Pre-Trip Blog

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In preparation for my trip back home, I have been thinking in retrospect for what this past year held for me. In this past year, my perspective about life has changed in many ways. Living my life, is knowing it is not all about me. Instead of always looking for what I can get, I …

Kristina’s Pre-Trip Blog

Posted on June 10, 2017

It is almost time for my first international trip and I am so excited for this opportunity. I have never been out of the country before so where better to go than Nigeria for such a meaningful trip?    After having helped A2S this past year I just felt so moved to take this step …

Jafar Sets The Bar High

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Jafar, A2S’s first student to receive a scholarship to pursue an American high school and college education, recently graduated college with the highest GPA in his class and the Co-Male Student Athlete of the Year award. A2S discovered Jafar at the annual summer basketball camp hosted by A2S in Nigeria. Both years he attended, he …

Jennifer Overcomes Obstacles

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Jennifer had never left her home community before A2S gave her the opportunity to continue her studies in the United States.  Her mother, a housemaid, and her father unemployed, it was not typical for someone like Jennifer to have such an adventure ahead of her. She came to A2S first as a volunteer. Our Afterschool …

Join the Mission Trip Coalition

Posted on March 15, 2017

Many people ask, “how can we help A2S and all of the good work that you are doing?” We know very few people will have the opportunity to go with us on a mission trip to Nigeria, but there are many ways you can help without traveling abroad. Below is a list of needs associated …

Ekwu is Davidson’s ‘Igwe’ of compassion [Lake Norman Citizen]

Posted on March 13, 2017

Written By Justin Parker, Lake Norman Citizen When Davidson began recruiting Nathan Ekwu, the joke inside the basketball office was that the Wildcats were pursuing “Andrew Lovedale 2.0.” “Definitely an updated version,” says Lovedale, best known for his post play on Davidson’s 2008 Elite Eight team. The comparison made sense. Like Lovedale, Ekwu is a …

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