WASHINGTON (April 23, 2013) — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 1,000 global leaders in government, business and international development on Friday at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The gala honored President Barack Obama and Dr. Mo Ibrahim for their outstanding accomplishments and life-changing impacts in Africa.
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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2013) —The Japanese government and Africare/Liberia signed a grant agreement on March 12, 2013, for the construction and full furnishing, including generators to supply electricity, of two maternal waiting homes (MWHs) in the Haindii and Fenutole localities of Bong County in Liberia. The grant is valued at more than $112,000.
WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.
“Africare’s support of women’s education and global leadership is imperative to Initials, Inc. As a women-owned business, we take care to support initiatives of women much like ourselves to make a life of their own that they can be proud of.”
-Britney Vickery, Co-Founder of Initials, Inc.
WASHINGTON (April 2, 2013) — During the month of April, Africare is highlighting its Clean Water Partnership with Coca-Cola and DEKA Research through an in-flight video entitled “Innovator on the Move.” The video will be shown exclusively on 2,000 international American Airlines flights on the in-flight Business and Technology Report channel.
“Africare’s ability to keep us apprised on what is being done within the organization whether it’s through emails, newsletters, etc., and how funds are being allocated throughout the programs have kept us providing our continued support,”
-Rev. Dr. Kirkland R. Walton
Enough Food to Feed His Family: USAID Shares the Success Story of an Africare Beneficiary in Burkina Faso
usaid.gov – “Prior to the [USAID] program, I was only able to provide my two wives and 11 children six months’ worth of food throughout the year. Now I can provide 12 months of food. And we are eating better, because we have more foods available to us.” – Amadé Ouadrago
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – On Thursday March 7, 2013, Africare hosted a sold-out crowd for a D.C. screening of 10×10’s feature film Girl Rising. This groundbreaking documentary is part of a global campaign to create awareness for girls’ education around the world including Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone.
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, has partnered with the African Well Fund for a penny fundraiser in recognition of World Water Day on Friday, March 22.