Action Africa Inc

Washington, DC   |  www.actionafrica.org

Mission

Action Africa works to support needy children and families in sub-Saharan Africa, and African immigrants in the U.S., in the vital areas of health, education, economic generativity, and human rights.
 

Children are the heart of African life. By surrounding them with educational, nutritional and medical support, our sponsorship programs direct them towards economic independence. Since 2000, we have held free clinics and educational programs for villages in Nigeria and then expanded into Sierra Leone. Our philosophy is to begin where a village is addressing a particular need, support these efforts, and weave HIV/AIDS education throughout. We partner with local villagers, African immigrant associations, and international NGOs.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Dr. Chris Nwaka Egbulem

Main address

2903 Mills Ave NE

Washington, DC 20018

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Formerly known as

Afrihope, Inc

EIN

52-2233698

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Public Health Program (E70)

Economic Development (S30)

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Our programs

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"Surround-a-child" program

Surround-a-child educational sponsorship program: currently being implemented in Sierra Leone and Nigeria. This benefits at-risk children who are offered ways and means to be in school, receive educational supplies, nutrition, clothing, and care.

Population(s) Served

Monthly, and in some cases, bi-monthly clinics have been Action Africa's way to address the unavailability of basic medical care to rural African populations. This program has depended on the generosity of donors as well as medical personnel in the various countries who on the most part offer their services pro bono. A typical free clinic in a village often drws as many as 1200 beneficiaries who spend an entire day learning to live well, meeting nurses and doctrs, and receiving direct treatment to their ailments.

Population(s) Served

In most sub-Saharan African villages, women are the heart of economic life. Action Africa encourages women groups and cooperatives to grow their economic resources so as to improve their families and their villages. By offering them seed money these women trade or engage in local manufacturing ventures that provide needed supplies. The profit they generate is recycled into community development since it is reinvested in local businesses. Two kinds of programs: individual loans refunded after a specified time; non-refundable seed money to prequalified women groups.

Population(s) Served

Action Africa seeks to collaborate with African immigrants in the U.S. in the effort to maximize outcome  in Africa. To do so effectively, Action Africa spends time and resources to strengthen immigrant groups.

Population(s) Served

Action Africa is consistently reaching out to form partnerships with other organizations. In the regions that we are present and work, we work wo increase the self-reliability and self-sustaining abilities of our partners. This includes offering technical assistance, financial assistance, and training. Action Africa programs are thus run on the ground mostly by people who are local.

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Action Africa Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/5/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr Chris Nwaka Egbulem

Founder

Term: Oct 2009 - Oct 2012


Board co-chair

Shannon Page

Communitas

Term: Oct 2009 - Oct 2012

Christopher Fritz, Esq Director

Attorney

Bernadette Egbulem Program Director

Management

Dr. Philomena Ude, MD Director

Medical

Ron Novak Treasurer

PAX

Dr. Chris Nwaka Egbulem, PhD President

Founder

Dr. David N. Ifudu, PhD Vice President

UNILAG

Shannon Page Youth Ambassador 1

COMMUNITAS

Elizabeth Ngozi Obiamaka Director

DCWASA