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#AfricareGoldenYear2020

#AfricareGoldenYear2020

Africare was founded in 1970 as a leading non-governmental organization committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. During its fifty years, it has invested approximately $2 billion in 38 African countries. In 2020, Africare announced a planned sunset of US operations coinciding with the formation of an autonomous new Senegal headquartered entity named PanAfricare. PanAfricare will continue Africare’ s legacy of implementing programs with a commitment toward ‘improving lives and building futures’ on the African continent. Africare concurrently also facilitated the formation of the “Friends of PanAfricare” non-profit entity which will support PanAfricare and other organizations with similar missions in sub-Saharan Africa.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Africare, one of the world’s leading US-based, Africa-focused non-governmental organizations (NGO) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020 by jointly announcing a planned sunset and endorsing creation of an independent PanAfricare 
  • PanAfricare will continue the mission of Africare and assume management responsibility of projects in seven countries. With its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, PanAfricare will have a presence in every region of sub-Saharan 
  • The Africare to PanAfricare announcement also coincides with the optimal market value sale of the venerable “Africare House” in NW Washington DC and the preservation of the organization’s renowned collection of African artwork and related 
  • Africare unveils the “#AfricareGoldenYear2020” and “MyAfricareMemory” hashtags celebrating an impactful fifty-year legacy of investing approximately $2 billion across 38 African 
  • A new separate “Friends of PanAfricare” not-for-profit entity has been established to solicit support in the US for the mission of PanAfricare and other organizations with similar missions in sub- Saharan Africa.
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#TheNextEdwinah

“For those that give, for those that send through every form of encouragement, please do, it counts. A lot, and a long-way!” -Edwinah

“For those that give, for those that send through every form of encouragement, please do, it counts. A lot, and a long-way!” -Edwinah

Imagine being a child and knowing your family’s best hope for a better life rests on your small shoulders. Imagine seeing your family sacrifice everything just so you can get a good education — and having no more to give when that dream is left unfulfilled.   Edwinah didn’t have to imagine this — she lived it. 

Over ten years ago, through eyes still yellowed from the lingering effects of malaria, Edwinah saw her family sell nearly everything they owned to pay for her secondary school education.  But it still wasn’t enough.  Just when it seemed that all hope was lost, Edwinah’s plight came to Africare’s attention.  Thanks to the educational support we provided, she graduated from Rwentobo High School and went on to complete her advanced level education at Maryhill High School in Mbarara District, Uganda.   

This year, Edwinah was moved to contact Africare to tell us how that help changed her life.  From high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Makerere University. A Master’s degree in public health from the University of Nottingham followed — both degrees paid for through additional scholarships and grants she earned along the way.  

Today, Edwinah works as a Research Associate at Makerere University.  She gives others in her village the kind of help Africare gave her when it mattered most.  She’s helping her siblings with their education — and doing the same for orphans and young girls in her district.  She is mobilizing supporters to help provide scholarships for young people in need.

Her family is doing “much better than before,” she reports.  Edwinah is happy, fulfilled and thankful for the support she received from Africare.  She says she “will remember every bit forever.”

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Africare remembers and honors the legacy of civil rights legend Julian Bond.
Africare remembers and honors the legacy of civil rights legend Julian Bond.

Africare Acknowledges the Loss of an American Hero

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Africare mourns the loss of legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond who passed away on Saturday, August 15. The entire Africare family expresses its condolences to Mr. Bond’s wife, Pamela Horowitz, and their family.

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Africare prepares for new programs and a new President as it begins its 46th year of service.
Africare prepares for new programs and a new President as it begins its 46th year of service.

Year of Change and Growth Begins

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July marks the beginning of Africare’s 46th year of operations and the start of Africare’s new fiscal year 2016. It promises to be an exciting year of change and growth.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is a long-time supporter of Africare.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is a long-time supporter of Africare.

Africare Loves Alpha Kappa Alpha

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For several decades, the Alpha Kappa Alphas (AKAs) have supported Africare in a number of important ways, not the least of which is financially. Incorporated in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded by nine students. Since then, it has grown tremendously and is now more than 283,000 strong.

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