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Our Goal: Finish What We STARTED!

In 2015 when we faced the daunting challenge and joy of building our first ever 5th grade class; you helped! We have made great strides but we still need your help to continue growing and supporting students in need. The 2017 school year started at the beginning of October, and there are students that need YOUR HELP to continue attending school.

How can you help?

Join us October 29, 2017 at 11:00AM

5618 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Join us for the Taste of Senegal, at the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel. You can help us raise funds for 150 Adja Penda Ba students who are unable to afford tuition costs this year.

Can't join us?

Donate below and become part of a program that is truly helping the young people of Nioro step toward their dreams. Your donation empowers them and strengthen their community through education.

You can also send your donation via mail to Open International:

5925 10th Rd North, Arlington VA 22205

Follow our progress on facebook

Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on our progress. We aim to raise at least $3750 for the Fifth Grade Classroom of 25 students.

What we've been up to


From the simple beginnings of a two-room school intended for fifty repeating ninth grade girls, Adja Penda Ba has grown significantly and now enrolls over 300 highly motivated students. Each year we added a classroom and expanded to accommodate tenth, through twelfth grades. With continued funding from Open International, APB launched an elementary school with one pre-K and one kindergarten class. First, second and third grades followed, and this current school year we had our very first fourth grade class. Next year we will have our very first fifth grade.

Message from our Founder:
"Our progress has been amazing and we are grateful for the support we have received from so many different people. We are proud of our students; they are smart, curious and ready to learn. Because of our dedicated staff and supportive parents, our elementary students are learning to read and write at a rate that surpasses most regional schools. None of this would be possible without your continued and generous support."

Read More in our latest Newsletter

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