About African Education Program
African Education Program (AEP) was founded by Hillary Bridges, Sarah Hayes, Christian Mark, and Julie-Anne Savarit-Cosenza, during their sophomore year of high school at Radnor High School, with the aim of supporting students suffering because of poverty and the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. They began their support by gathering school supplies, computers, and clothes to ship to Zambia, connected to a community by their native Zambian soccer coach. Within two years, AEP was registered as an official 501(c)3 charitable organization in the United States, and later on they were registered as a non-governmental organization recognized by the Zambian Ministry of Home Affairs.
Today, African Education Program dedicates its efforts to the Amos Youth Centre, which provides support to over 400 vulnerable and impoverished youth in Kafue, Zambia.
AEP’s mission is to empower as many Zambian youth they can through education and leadership, so they can break the cycle of poverty in their communities and change the trajectory of their individual lives and those of their families. They work to inspire each student in their programs to become change makers in their communities.
Projects We Support
The GoAbroad Foundation began working with African Education Program in 2018 by recognizing them as a nonprofit of the month, after being thoroughly inspired by their drive to change the future of Zambian communities through their youth programs. The GoAbroad Foundation’s Catherine Thomasma Scholarship Fund designated $1,500 to support one of AEP’s promising college students so she could continue her college studies another year.
In 2019, we will continue to support more of AEP’s college students on their quest to become change makers and bring their families out of poverty. You can help us kickstart our support this year by donating today. Check out our Youth Scholarship Fund page for more information on the AEP scholarship program.