We envisage a continent in which all African nations provide appropriate education for their citizens. Education is essential if people are to participate effectively in the life of their communities and contribute to democratic processes in their countries. We hold that education is the key to development.
The mission of the Africa Educational Trust is to build education programmes for excluded people in conflict-affected areas of Africa.
In all its operations, the Africa Educational Trust is committed to:
AET currently operates primarily in the conflict-affected areas of Eastern Africa. Our work in the United Kingdom focuses on raising the resources necessary to carry out our work, and engaging in debate on development issues where our expertise is particularly relevant.
AET works in collaboration with local communities, Ministry of Education officials and local organisations to provide formal or alternative education and basic skills training. Our work includes projects aimed at reducing poverty and illiteracy among women, children, disabled people, those who have suffered displacement and instability, and those in nomadic and pastoralist communities.
We deliver our programmes by involving local communities, local employees and local political structures where appropriate, in a transparent and co-operative manner that emphasises collaborating rather than instructing. Our commitment to ‘education for all’ is developed within the context of local cultures wherever possible, and delivered through local participants who then come to own the schemes supported by AET.
To see how we put our principles in action have a look at our What We Do section or if you have specific questions please get in touch.