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.”

AKA Continues Longtime Partnership With Africare


AKA is a longtime supporter of Africare programs. They met with Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Chief, External Relations and Partnerships.(from l to r) AKA James Madison student Laura Guamfilx, Simmons and AKA Mid Atlantic regional Director Joyce Henderson.

Clinton Global Initiative Recognizes Africare for Its Leadership in Ebola Response


Africare was one of several non-governmental organizations and private sector firms honored for Leadership in Humanitarian Response for its skillful and accomplished role in responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at the 9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards in New York City.

Africare Acknowledges the Loss of an American Hero


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.

Year of Change and Growth Begins


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.

Africare Loves Alpha Kappa Alpha


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.

CODA 2015 Reflections: The Purpose of Partnerships


Gone are the days of corporations giving to non-profits just to punch their social responsibility ticket, and frankly, that’s not what Africare is looking for.

Africare’s Darius Mans Tells U.S. Congress Fight Against Ebola Must Continue


Africare President Dr. Darius Mans testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa about progress on the ground in the fight against Ebola.

Third Annual Fall Pumpkin Patch Festival


The most adorable stampede imaginable stomped through the Africare House grounds on October 24.

[Video] T.D. Jakes on Africare’s Ebola Response Efforts


Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas encourages you to learn more about Africare and the work we are doing on the ground.