Africa Working Group

Africa Working Group

The African Working Group (AWG) consists of men and women working in multiple arenas including Education, Agriculture, Ministry, and Healthcare in Africa and the African Diaspora.

The goal of AWG is to facilitate exchange of ideas among these African internationals who are working to redeem their cultures. Our plan is to work with our mentees to enhance and establish, scalable and sustainable changes in their home nations utilizing a Christian Worldview as the foundation for their projects and endeavors.

In the spirit of the Mission and Vision of Wilberforce, the African Working Group, working within Wilberforce, seeks to encourage and share information regarding the goals, objectives and activities of the members of the group in their respective nations in Africa and the Diaspora.

We welcome inputs from those outside our group from those with a deep understanding of the complexities and peculiarities of the African Continent.

Central to the intended resuscitation of African nations is the knowledge and practical application of a Christian Worldview in the day to day lives of the people of Africa. The mentees in the AWG incorporate this worldview into all their projects.

We believe that the continent can turn the corner with leadership that fears and loves God and loves their neighbors as themselves.


Dr. Sylvanus Ayeni

Sylvanus is a retired Neurosurgeon and faculty Associate with Wilberforce International. Born and raised in Nigeria. He graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He followed this with two years of general surgery training at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and then his residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin. He spent his career involved in both the education and healthcare sectors in the USA and in Sub-Saharan Africa working in both Academic and non-Academic settings. He is the author of the book: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within (2017).

How to Join

We’d love to have you join us in learning and collaborating together!
If you would like to join the Africa Working Group, you can sign up here.