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.
[Photos] Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaks on Lessons from Nigeria at Africare’s First-Ever International Board of Counselors Reception
WASHINGTON (October 11, 2013) – On Thursday, October 10, Africare, celebrated the establishment of its international board of counselors.
The Africare/MSH CUBS project in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria will hold an Exchange Learning conference for its Household Economic Strengthening Component from July 22-25, 2013.
The CUBS OVC Project in Nigeria held an Exchange Learning Visit for its Delta State Household Economic Strengthening stakeholders on June 25 & 26, 2013.
Gender Interventions in Nigeria Empower Vulnerable Children and Female Caregivers through Education, Economic Strengthening, and Advocacy
msh.org – In Nigeria, women and girls carry the bulk of the caregiving burden for those infected with HIV and children left vulnerable or orphaned by AIDS. These responsibilities often prevent girls and women from obtaining an education and developing income-generating skills.
WASHINGTON (March 8, 2013) – Even as President Obama signed the reauthorization of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act yesterday, March 7, Africare is raising awareness of violence against women and girls as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Of note are today’s activities in Nigeria and Tanzania.