Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation
The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) was formed in 2001 by a small group of former Peace Corps Volunteers in the Washington, DC area with a desire to play an on-going role in supporting the country where we performed our service in the 1960’s. We understand the great value of education because we have seen first-hand evidence of how it helps to reduce poverty and promote economic growth. Therefore, our mission is to help foster economic growth in Nigeria with programs designed to increase equity and access to quality education. More than 10 million children of primary school age in Nigeria - more than any other country in the world - are denied access to basic education. Most of those children are girls. In the northern region of Nigeria only 4% of females complete secondary school. Based upon the belief that educating and empowering women and girls is a key to economic development in Nigeria, addressing the disparities in girls’ education is the top priority for our organization. In addition to providing financial support to secondary schoolgirls in northern Nigeria (including some of the girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram), PCNAF is also committed to raising public awareness here in the U.S. about the girls' education crisis in northern Nigeria and how we can all play an important role in solving the problem. A key component of our mission includes helping American teachers introduce their students to the crisis and instill in them a sense of global responsibility. It is very important that our young people 'learn to care' about global issues.
P.O. Box 65530
Washington, DC 20035
Washington, DC 20035
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