Recently, Miami-Dade County approved a parcel of land to ALL Nigerians through the leadership of NAF and its members. The multipurpose facility includes a dance theatre, auditorium, banquet hall, and lecture rooms that provide a wholesome and dynamic offering for the arts, artifacts and cultural programming that exhibits the rich cultural diversity of the African continent.
TO PROMOTE UNITY AND COOPERATION WITHIN THE NIGERIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Since its founding in 2002, here are some of the accomplishments of the Nigerian American Foundation:
• For seven consecutive years, NAF hosted the Nigerian government in Miami to provide and process passport and visa applications for Nigerians and visitors travelling to Nigeria.
• For ten years NAF has partnered with Miami-Dade County School Board in establishing a Rites of Passage program at Carol City Elementary, Carol City Middle and Carol City Senior High School. Through this effort, more than eighteen students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools have been given scholarships and opportunities to travel to Africa on an established students exchange program.
• NAF recently established a scholarship competition “9JA BEE” to allow our children and local students develop their vocabulary, understanding and awareness of the different Nigeria languages.
• NAF is a partner with Mt. Zion AME Church and City of Miami Gardens in the annual S.A.V.I.O.R. (Stand Against Violence It’s Our Responsibility) anti violence community
• NAF has established The NAF Roundtable as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for the social, economic and political empowerment of Africans in South Florida and their home countries. It features regular workshops, information sessions, symposia, exhibitions, lectures and activities facilitated by resource persons, governments and organizations on invitational basis.
• NAF is collaborating with the City of Miami Gardens to organize a Summer Camp for kids aged 14 to 19 • The NAF Annual Lecture invites prominent people to articulate their perspectives and help drive debate on significant socio-economic and political issues. The lecture encourages people to enter into dialogue about issues affecting the African world regardless of degree of complexity or difficulty. As NAF’s flagship program, the annual lecture series seeks to showcase African talent and help to unleash the potential of the African peoples in all spheres of human endeavor.
WE ARE ALL ABOUT
- Reaching Out
- Building Bridges
- Strengthening Community Relations
- Educating and Informing
- Providing Assistance and Support
Nigeria achieved its independence from the British on October 1, 1960. The Federal Republic of Nigeria, often referred to as the “Giant of Africa,” has a population of approximately 170 million, with over 500 ethnic groups.
The country is comprised of some 36 states and its Capital is, Abuja. In 2014, Nigeria’s economy (GDP) became the largest in Africa, worth more than $USD500 billion. By 2020, Nigeria is expected to become one of the world’s top 20 economies.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.read more>>
TO ENCOURAGE AND IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE AND WELL-BEING OF NIGERIAN-AMERICANS
NAF is a secular, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the economic, social and political empowerment of Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans. Our mission is to provide for Nigerians and friends of Nigeria a forum to express themselves in the service of our communities in the United States of America (USA) and in Nigeria. The forum will carefully examine issues affecting them with a view to improving their quality of life. NAF seeks to empower Nigerians by providing and supporting educational opportunities that would eliminate ethnic bigotry while optimizing their developmental capacity, potential and performance.