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My A2S Story

Posted on June 10, 2016

By Lauren Biggers, Co-founder & 2016 Trip Member  A few months ago, we were at an Access to Success board retreat, and the facilitator had us go around the room and talk about how we had gotten involved and why. “Tell me your A2S story,” he prompted. Oh, that’s easy (lol, as if starting an international …

To Align My Heart with the Heart of God

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Written by Anna Eichhorn, Director of Development & 2016 Trip Member The excitement is building as our teams plan and prepare for our upcoming journey to Nigeria. As I sit here thinking about what brought me to this point, I realize there are many people and circumstances that all converged to bring me to this place. The …

Lots to Give, Lots to Learn

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By Jack Bridgeford, 2016 Trip Member With the day of our departure closing in, I am beginning to reflect on my previous trip to Africa, what I learned from it, and how I can use this knowledge to making the greatest impact I can in our short time in Nigeria.  On my previous trip to Kenya, …

My recent trip to Nigeria: Hugs might come a day late but when they do… cherish it!

Posted on February 26, 2016

As someone who is invested in finding the best ways to relay our work in partnership with Nigerian communities with our supporters here in the U.S, the one thing I have found to be most successful is building relationships. These relationships are between the children that we serve and those who equip us with the …

Hope Restored at A2S Free Health Clinic

Posted on October 2, 2015

A large crowd gathered outside Gospel Life Bible Church long before the doors were even opened. So many people in the community had heard about the A2S free health clinic! Life is not as pleasant as many of them would like it to be. They wake up with health challenges every morning and do not …

Jennifer’s Humble Path Leads her to Studying in the U.S.A

Posted on October 1, 2015

“Will your parents be visiting you in the U.S.A. during your time studying there?” asked the officer at the United States Embassy in Nigeria. Jennifer Omonuwa, a quiet, studious 16 year old girl who attends the A2S After School Academy, could not help but smile before she responded. “No Sir, my parents do not have …

Andrew Shares Stories from Camp 2015

Posted on July 16, 2015

“You girls need to start noticing and believing that until you take your place in Nigerian society, it will be very tough for this country to move forward.” This was not part of the citizenship session we had planned for the day but it somehow fit in. It was me starting off empowerment camp having …

Sunday Funday: A Rare Day in Nigeria

Posted on June 24, 2015

Sunday funday, as the names implies, was fun for everyone at the camp. The day started with our morning devotion which was led by Nathan. Afterwards we went for breakfast, then left for church. The team had a nice time in church, and we had a great time in the presence of the lord. The …

The Gift of a Basketball

Posted on June 22, 2015

Andrew and I arrived in Benin City, Nigeria, for the 2015 Access to Success annual trip. During this trip, our goal for this camp remained the same as the goals of every A2S camp — to empower Nigerian youth with the necessary tools to help them as they build towards a great future. Upon our …

A Homecoming Like None Other

Posted on June 11, 2015

Nathan Ekwu is a Nigerian born student-athlete at Davidson College who came to the U.S.A 3 years ago to pursue his studies. This summer, Nathan will be traveling back to Nigeria with A2S founder, Andrew Lovedale to assist in empowering Nigerian youth through our free annual basketball, empowerment and summer bible camps. Nathan shares what …

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