Women’s Empowerment

Many African families rely on women to care for them and to provide basic necessities for survival. As African women receive education and are recognized with a higher legal status, they provide their households with superior nutrition, stronger food security and increased access to health care. Despite the crucial investments women make in their families … Read more

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Salem Baptist Church Become Africare Sustainers

Salem Baptist Church is committed to supporting their brothers and sisters in under-served South African communities. On June 11 members of their congregation traveled from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, to Africare House to learn more about Africare programs in South Africa, and to inaugurate our partnership as they generously decided to become Africare Sustainers through regular programmatic … Read more

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2017 Bishop John T. Walker Dinner

Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Dinner was held on October 12, 2017, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. It was an elegant night shared by our board, partners, donors, supporters, old and new friends, including,  U.S. Congressman Ed Royce and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass.  Our guests were welcomed by Mr. … Read more

It Takes so little to save one child’s Life

But first it takes someone to say “yes”! Each year in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 percent of the children under the age of five die needlessly. Diarrheal disease and malnutrition kill huge numbers of children who do not have clean water or proper nutrition. Countless more children on the African continent die from preventable diseases such … Read more

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Apartheid: Learning the Hard Way

In 1955, the South African Nationalist Government enacted the Bantu Education Act, which established an inferior school system for black South Africans. The law institutionalized apartheid and put in place a two-tiered educational system designed to ensure a supply of menial labor for the white economy. According to Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, then minister for native … Read more

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Power Forward Enters Year Two in Nigeria Field Messages | 7-9-15 More than an opportunity to develop basketball skills, Power Forward teaches youth life-long habits such as literacy, health and leadership. The program, which reached nearly 300 youth during its inaugural year, tipped off its second year recently in Abuja, Nigeria. New Approaches to Nutrition Bear Fruit … Read more

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Africare’s History in Nigeria For more than 30 years, Africare has partnered with communities, local, state and national government in Nigeria to improve access and quality of health, water/sanitation, economic empowerment and other services.  Africare’s work in Nigeria began in 1978 with a small donation of medical equipment in support of a non-profit community health … Read more

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Consultancies in Africa

Click on the available positions below to learn more about Africare’s consultancy opportunities in Africa: **In the event that a position is re-posted, Africare will retain all previously submitted applications on file, and repeat applications to re-posted positions are not necessary.**  Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Consultancy Africare/Nigeria | Posted on 9-16-14 Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, Power Forward Africare/Nigeria | … Read more

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst in recorded history, but the affected countries and the international community are responding. Through our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and our country offices, Africare is doing all we can to fight the virus. Support Africare’s Ebola Response Click here to donate now! Your gift will … Read more

Donate Stock

Transferring stock is an excellent way to support Africare’s work. You may donate stock electronically or transfer the physical securities to Africare. A gift of securities may provide significant benefits, such as: Increased value for your gift to Africare and decreased cost to you. A charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities. Elimination … Read more

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