MAKE EDUCATION MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR CHILDREN
A BIT ABOUT US
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
ESS’AHNE CORPORATION is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) organization based in Virginia. It works in Virginia Beach to help underprivileged children in the community and West African country of Ivory Coast.
OUR MISSION: To provide services in the vital areas of general well-being and education, for children in the Hampton Road area and rural villages of sub-Saharan Africa.
OUR VISION: To reduce the barriers to education for all, empower the children and, ultimately, adults with greater economic prospects.
A couple inspired our nonprofit organization. Originated from Nigui Nanou, a remote village in Ivory Coast, the two had to overcome the impossible to make their dream come true. Regardless their parents living under poverty, they kept on hoping for a better future. They walked miles in between forest and lakes to attend schools daily, completed their homework under a street lamp, hungry, self-financed their education and living expenses in the cities, far away from friends and family. Their hard work and efforts were recognized, valued and appreciated when their names were called into the radio and national television, to get international scholarships to study abroad.
According to the United Nations, 42% of African school children will drop out before the end of primary education (UNESCO.ORG). The rate of undereducated Africans is not only a tragedy, it is a potential disaster for the future leadership of African communities, as the children, forced to drop out the school because of insufficient funds, are likely to end up in undesirable activities such as gang and prostitution.
WE PROVIDE TARGETED SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
We need your help. By supporting ESS'AHNE CORPORATION, you are helping us serve the women and children we work with in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Ivory Coast, West Africa. Thank you for believing in our mission to empower the children with the tools to create sustainable change. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
The Goal of Leaving No Child Behind
ESS'AHNE awards merit-based scholarships for the students who successfully complete the national examination “entrée en 6eme” administered by the Ministry of Education & Sports. Our scholarship program is covering the costs of school expenses, transportations, on campus housing and meals. By creating partnerships with the local school districts, ESS'AHNE CORPORATION enhances the students' experience and generates positive growth within the community
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Build Up Confidence To Fulfill One's Potential
ESS'AHNE CORPORATION participates in a school supply and backpack drive every year, to make sure that the targeted children have everything they need to start the new school year with confidence. Donating to ESS'AHNE CORPORATE supports our work within the Commonwealth of Virginia and Ivory Coast, Africa. None of this would be possible without the generosity of people like YOU! Thank you for believing in our mission to empower the children with the tools to create sustainable change
SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Promote Health & Well-Being
Our organization believes that greater access to education is the key for a better quality of life, as it helps preventing chronic illnesses including HIV/AIDS, early marriage and early motherhood that can put the girls’ education on full stop.
This program works directly with local schools, healthcare instructors, and parents, to provide holistic educational programming that ensures the targeted children in Africa to have access to the resources they need to learn and grow.
Your Support Matters; Get Involved With Our Cause.
Located in Virginia Beach, VA area, ESS'AHNE CORPORATION provides ample opportunities to network with others who want to do good.
Our Non-Profit Organization knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of children
CONTACT ESS'AHNE CORPORATION
Get in touch with ESS'AHNE CORPORATION to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.