The event will be an intimate fundraiser for GER: To Be Separate, a new documentary that traces one man’s odyssey as a Sudanese child soldier to refugee, as well as his escape and his amazing journey home.
Archive for April, 2011
Bineta Diop has been selected as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011. “…I share this award with the women in Africa. It will give greater visibility to our work.”"”
Originally posted on the website of Ashoka Changemakers, John Converse Townsend writes that Africa is on the brink of an economic upturn, with China eyeing the continent with deep interest.
Beyond Books in Tanzania, Part IV: The Maktaba Project and the New Tanzanian Community Library Association
In a country where development can be frustratingly slow and good intentions can be easily derailed by miscommunication, cultural differences, and logistical setbacks, what does one do when one finds a program that works? Replicate it!
In the United States, $15,000 may buy you a used car, a family vacation of sorts, or maybe even a half-year’s tuition at a state university or a private school in a big city. In Tanzania, that same $15,000 covers the entire annual budget for the Jifundishe Free Library in Ngongongare Village in the Arusha District of northern Tanzania.
“50 years after many countries became independent, Africa is at a turning point. We are on the cusp of change. We must now take our destiny into our own hands.” Kah Walla is doing just that.
Dozens of kilometers from the nearest paved main road, in the midst of bush lands speckled with narrow dirt paths and tiny homes made of mud and sticks, sits the Jifundishe Free Library.
Once again, supporters of the work of AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation) gathered in New York City for an emotional celebration of their victories of the last year.
Through this deal, the Tony Elumelu Foundation is hoping to drive economic transformation in key development sectors both in Tanzania and across the continent.