Alliance for Parenting Education in Africa
APEA is a registered non-profit formed to work within communities to create grassroots and systemic support for the healthy development of disadvantaged children. Our work is driven by a passionate belief that the betterment of the African communities can be achieved through coordinated grassroots initiatives genuinely concerned with transforming childhood experience.
Although there is a global obsession to find a new technology or big idea to solve the problems in African communities, APEA has a strong conviction that the “edge of transformation” can be found in the age-old wisdom that relationships and the fundamental values of Ubuntu are the fulcrum of social change.
We work with parents, caregivers, teachers, community members and the whole ecology of the child to create nurturing and enabling environments for them.
We operate in the King Sabatha Dalindyebo district with most of our field activities focused on Mandela Park, Slovo park and Chris Hani park. These are informal settlements in Mthatha West, with a total population of about 98,000 people. APEA trains parent educators to lead community-based parenting student circles (Iziko) positively impacting multiple generations within communities.
Training Parent Educators
APEA trains parent educators in the community to lead parenting study circles with fellow parents, grandparents and caregivers. We support the on-going empowerment of parents to build and sustain healthy, positive relationships with children as a pathway toward more peaceful societies.