Youth Empowerment

[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth

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ABUJA, Nigeria (November 19, 2013) — The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil today announced the launch of “Power Forward,” a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. Nigerian native and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, fellow countryman and former NBA player Obinna Ekezie and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash joined leading Nigerian government officials in tipping off the program today during a two-day launch event in Abuja.

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Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.
Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.

Leaving a Footprint on Children’s Lives

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Africare is not only interested in helping communities improve their present circumstances. We also know that a sustainably prosperous Africa depends on healthy, happy children capable of realizing the tremendous potential of the continent’s future.

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Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.
Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.

Uhuru Torch Lights Up Ipagala “B”

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The Uhuru Torch is a Tanzanian national symbol meant to “bring hope where there is despair, love where there is enmity and respect where there is hatred.”

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Latrines at Mayamaya School before Africare/Tanzania's WASH in Schools Project
Latrines at Mayamaya School before Africare/Tanzania's WASH in Schools Project

Fecal Matters

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When Africare and Tanzania’s Ministry of Water conducted water quality tests at 15 target schools in the Dodoma Region, each school’s water source was found to be contaminated with fecal matter or coliform bacteria, an indicator of fecal pathogens.

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Africare Hosts Sold-Out Crowd for “Girl Rising” Screening

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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.

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