Who We Are

What We Do

Friends of Nigeria (FON) is an alumni association for Nigeria RPCVs as well as many others with an interest in Nigeria.  In addition to the quarterly newsletter and Membership Directory, FON hosts an annual meeting, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Peace Corps Association, with invited speakers on the politics, arts, and economy of Nigeria.  The combined annual meetings draw members from throughout the country, for an opportunity to socialize and keep up to date on Nigeria.
 

Connect

FON maintains a membership database of RPCVs and staff who served in Nigeria as well as all others who are members of the organization.  The database is accessible to the membership.
 
 
 

Stay Updated

FON publishes a quarterly newsletter that features articles by FON members, updates on FON Meetings, news from Nigeria, obituaries, and book reviews.  Periodically, FON also publishes a Membership Directory.
 
 
 

 

Get Involved

A small portion of your dues supports the fixed costs of printing and mailing the newsletter and Membership Directory, and maintenance of the website.  More than 80% of your dues and donations is distributed in grants to grass roots organizations in Nigeria, most of which have a focus on health education and provision of health services in rural areas.
 
 
 

Friends of Nigeria

Purpose

To be the Peace Corps Nigeria alumni association

Mission 

To promote a sense of community among Nigeria Peace Corps alumni and other friends of Nigeria,

to support the interests of the Nigerian people, and to educate the public about Nigeria

 

Goals

  • Foster communication among our members through tools such as a newsletter, websites, and interactive listserve
  • Promote the creation of publicly accessible archives of historic photos, recordings, memorabilia, and documents
  • Sponsor and promote reunions of FON members
  • Fund projects that have as their aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians
  • Promote a better understanding of Nigeria

Our work

Projects

Friends of Nigeria has a long history of supporting development projects in Nigeria.  From 1999 through 2019 we have raised and distributed more than $290,000 as grants to 12 organizations.  All membership dues not required for operational expenses go to development projects.  100% of donations go to development projects.

Learn more about our projects

Meet our committees

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Meet the FON Board

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Meet the FON Board

Upcoming events

Join the Friends of Nigeria community at these upcoming events!

Recent News

Stay up to date with the latest updates from Friends of Nigeria and the broader Peace Corps community.

What We Do

Friends of Nigeria (FON) is an alumni association for Nigeria RPCVs as well as many others with an interest in Nigeria.  In addition to the quarterly newsletter and Membership Directory, FON hosts an annual meeting, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Peace Corps Association, with invited speakers on the politics, arts, and economy of Nigeria.  The combined annual meetings draw members from throughout the country, for an opportunity to socialize and keep up to date on Nigeria.
 

Connect

FON maintains a membership database of RPCVs and staff who served in Nigeria as well as all others who are members of the organization.  The database is accessible to the membership.
 
 
 

Stay Updated

FON publishes a quarterly newsletter that features articles by FON members, updates on FON Meetings, news from Nigeria, obituaries, and book reviews.  Periodically, FON also publishes a Membership Directory.
 
 
 

 

Get Involved

A small portion of your dues supports the fixed costs of printing and mailing the newsletter and Membership Directory, and maintenance of the website.  More than 80% of your dues and donations is distributed in grants to grass roots organizations in Nigeria, most of which have a focus on health education and provision of health services in rural areas.
 
 
 

Our goals

Purpose

To be the Peace Corps Nigeria alumni association

Mission 

To promote a sense of community among Nigeria Peace Corps alumni and other friends of Nigeria,

to support the interests of the Nigerian people, and to educate the public about Nigeria

 

Goals

  • Foster communication among our members through tools such as a newsletter, websites, and interactive listserve
  • Promote the creation of publicly accessible archives of historic photos, recordings, memorabilia, and documents
  • Sponsor and promote reunions of FON members
  • Fund projects that have as their aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians
  • Promote a better understanding of Nigeria

Our work

Projects

Friends of Nigeria has a long history of supporting development projects in Nigeria.  From 1999 through 2019 we have raised and distributed more than $290,000 as grants to 12 organizations.  All membership dues not required for operational expenses go to development projects.  100% of donations go to development projects.

Learn more about our projects

Meet our committees

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Learn more

Meet the FON Board

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Meet the FON Board

Upcoming events

Join the Friends of Nigeria community at these upcoming events!

Recent News

Stay up to date with the latest updates from Friends of Nigeria and the broader Peace Corps community.