AFRICAN CHILDRENS SCHOOLS

No Child Too Far

Bakersfield, CA   |  www.africanchildrensschools.org

Mission

We have built 40 primary level schools in rural and tribal Ethiopia. We partner with Rift Valley Vision in Ethiopia and have about 60 teachers for 2,500 children per year in classrooms. We work with local communities of all religions to construct schools where none exist. Illiteracy is extremely high in rural Ethiopia and the country ranks one of the lowest in the world for per capita schools for children. We also build schools in large prisons throughout the country, for children who must be incarcerated with their mothers until reaching 18 years of age. Recently we have expanded to Cradock, South Africa and are building two very large (3,800 square foot) new schools. The current schools are very overcrowded and we are aiming to improve the quality of education for African children.

Notes from the nonprofit

Dr. Peter Nalos, President of African Children's Schools, pays all of the overhead costs and travel costs out of his personal finances. All donations go to the children in Africa for schools, education and teachers salaries. Our new vision is to place Children's Schools in Ten nations from South Africa to Ethiopia. Including Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan and Uganda. This would encompass 3,300 miles. Our motto will be "From the Horn to the Cape of Africa."

Ruling year info

2016

Cardiologist

Dr. Peter Nalos

Co Principal Officer

Frederick Porter

Main address

1400 Fieldspring Dr

Bakersfield, CA 93311 USA

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EIN

81-1490071

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Rural (S32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We build schools for rural and inner city children in regions where no schools exists. We are trying to eliminate illiteracy in Africa and by doing this we will also decrease poverty. We are currently working in Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. We have built almost 50 schools as of the end of 2018, with over 3,000 children getting an education.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

New Rural Schools in Ethiopia

We construct new schools for three levels of elementary education and first grade in rural communities in Ethiopia. They are 2,200 Sq Ft with concrete foundations, cinder block walls, steel roofs with desks, chairs, blackboards and a large dry latrine. We pay two teachers with 50 children per classroom and supply educational materials for learning.

Population(s) Served

In Ethiopia, children must go to prison with their mothers until the age of 18 years. In many large prisons there are 60 to 100 women incarcerated who have 40 to 60 children living with them. We build special homes for the women with children and build schools for the children as well. We supply teachers, desks, chairs, blackboards and education materials for each school.

Population(s) Served

We are building two large schools (3,800 sq ft) in Craddock, South Africa. There will provide about ten new classrooms for educating about 500 children per year. We also care for 200 HIV affected children in a day home in the same city, providing them with food, shelter and education. We support a school for disabled children on the same premises with full time teachers.

Population(s) Served

We have built 3 schools for grade K through 8 in tribal Zambia for the Tsoli tribe. this will serve almost 300 children.

Population(s) Served

We are partnering with an organization in Kenya to build three children's schools near Mount Elgon and Kitale area. This is for young girls who have been severely abused and have babies of their own needing schools. Roselyn Mairori is the national leader for this project in Nairobi, Kenya.

Population(s) Served

We have just built our first school near Kampala for about 70 very poor and orphaned children. We will upgrade the current schools where there are about 500 orphans living, to improve education where there is no funding.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want to build schools throughout Ethiopia to combat very high rural illiteracy rates. We want children with no schools to get an education. We want to move children from manual farm labor to education and to return to enhance their own communities.

We work with Afro Children's Schools in Ethiopia. They arrange all travel and community meetings and hire laborers, architects, teachers and supervise all building projects. They provide photographic evidence of completion and organize follow up site visits. We wire them funds on a regular basis to accomplish our goal.

We have accomplished the construction of 42 schools in the last five years throughout several thousand miles of roads and educated 10,000 children during that time period. We wish to continue to grow, as the need is desperate and results outstanding. We have personal assets to cover all of our travel costs and administration costs so that donors will get 100% of their contribution going to Africa to build schools. We are a very passionate organization and will go to the ends of the country to educate an Ethiopian child.

We have built 50 schools total in 5 African Nations and plan to build many more. We are expanding existing schools in Ethiopia to build new classrooms for higher grade levels and have expanded our program to many more African nations.

Financials

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Operations

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AFRICAN CHILDRENS SCHOOLS

Board of directors
as of 8/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Peter Nalos

African Children's Schools

Term: 2016 - 2019


Board co-chair

Fred Porter

African Children's Schools

Term: 2016 - 2019

Peter Nalos

African Children's Schools

Fred Porter

Pascual Munoz

Sharon Saenz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No