World press coverage of Africa is all about Ebola; stories that engender ignorance, fear and stigma: Africa = Ebola.
As the number of Ebola cases and deaths grows in West Africa, many remain unaware of its deadly impact, causes and treatment options, or lack thereof.
Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Stephen D. Cashin, CEO of Pan African Capital Group, LLC, as Africare’s Chairman of the Board.
Nelson Mandela possessed a monumental backbone.He wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he liked to think he inherited his father’s “straight and stately posture.” He was right. Mandela stood up perfectly straight – over six feet tall – and in every way nobly towered over his adversaries. He firmly demanded his own and others’ rights whenever they were withheld, never blinking in the face of intimidation. He was principled. He considered matters thoroughly, so he acted with poise and with full knowledge of the possible consequences, however grave.
The Game of Life: Africare, ExxonMobil and the NBA are using sports to empower African youth for success in life
Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, I was fairly sure I’d never make it as a basketball star. I played for my high school team, but most of the time my tall and lanky self sat on the bench.
We say it all the time. “Ninety-four cents of every Africare dollar goes to program activities in Africa.” And it’s true. Independent, certified public accountants confirm this number, and at Africare we always make sure that anyone can view our audited financial statements and IRS Forms 990 online if they wish. Our financial records demonstrate, substantiate and corroborate the number in every way. But beyond being legitimate, this statistic is also a simplification. Let’s look at it more closely.
Technology can transform lives in Africa, and Africans can revolutionize technology. Africare is doubling-down on the impact-enhancing potential of technology by partnering with innovators in Africa and around the world. We are incorporating their products and services into our projects to leverage up our four decades of success in improving lives across Africa.
Jerry Seinfeld has a joke about pain medicine.