The Africa Child & School Initiative

God has opened doors to the greatest opportunity in the kingdom - for Awana to train and equip African public schools to disciple children, potentially reaching up to 31 million children! Are you ready to embark on this exciting, God-sized mission to share the truth about Jesus with thousands of children in African public schools?

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Most Recent Impact

The Word of God is rapidly moving through African public schools, and we are in awe at how God is using Awana to forward His kingdom. We're pleased to share another encouraging Africa Child & School Initiative update with our partners.

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Help Us Reach 31 Million Children

So far, 16 African countries have invited Awana to train and equip teachers and local pastors to implement our Bible-engagement programming in public schools. The long-term opportunity connected to this strategy could impact up to 31 million children across the continent of Africa!

  • 16 Partner Countries

  • 1.9 Million Children Engaged

  • 5,000+ Participating Schools

Impact Beyond Measure

We have heard remarkable testimonies from school headmasters and local pastors about children and teachers who have responded to the Gospel and begun a life of discipleship.

  • Children are growing in Christlikeness
  • School enrollment, attendance, and grades have increased significantly
  • Violence, bullying, and even adolescent pregnancy have decreased

For every $650 you give, a public school in Africa will be equipped to share the Gospel and God’s Word with children today – and for generations to come.

Equip Your Children's Ministry to Give

We've created a comprehensive program called Kids Reaching Kids to equip children in your ministry to raise financial support to equip schools in Africa to share the Gospel and engage children in lifelong discipleship.

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About Awana

To many in North America, Awana is known as a “mid-week ministry” to children and youth. The reality is that Awana is a leader in global child and youth discipleship in more than 135 countries in a variety of curricula and leader-equipping networks. Awana partners with ministries like Compassion International, World Vision, and numerous denominations in more than 78,000 churches, engaging over 6.4 million children and students weekly.