Where We Are
Action Africa has been active on the ground in the two West African countries of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and in the United States. New program initiatives are planned in other African countries.
- Nigeria is the largest country in Africa by population, with an estimated human population of 140 million. Action Africa teams are present in Imo, Anambra, Enugu, and Lagos States. Nigeria has a very large number of immigrant population in the United States, many of whom participate in the U.S. programs.
- Sierra Leone has been ranked among the lowest on the world economic index. Action Africa teams are present in North, Central and Southern Sierra Leone. Some of our programs are done in collaboration with our partners on the ground. Since the end of its 10-year civil war, Sierra Leone lost a large number of its citizens to other countries, many of whom are in the United States as refugees and permanent residents.
- Washington, DC: Action Africa’s office is located in Washington, DC. Since our establishment in 2000, there have been program outreach and support initiatives toward Africa immigrants and refugees in the region.
- Action Africa is now doing ground work for program development and implementation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda.
We provide targeted support to children and families.
The mission of Action Africa is to provide services in the vital areas of health, education, micro-enterprise development, and human rights for African children and families in the Washington, D.C. area and rural villages of sub-Saharan Africa.
Action Africa is an energetic non-profit response by Africans and friends of Africa to the challenges facing children and families in rural villages of sub-Saharan Africa in the vital areas of health, education, economic generativity, and human rights. To strengthen its capacity-building efforts, Action Africa also responds to the needs of newly arriving African immigrants and refugees in the U.S.