Community Engagement

Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.
Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.

A Shared Vision for Safe Motherhood

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The woman’s water breaks. She’s having a baby! She tells her partner they need to leave home right away, and so begins their mad dash to the hospital.

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Families register for Africare's Community Health Fund.
Families register for Africare's Community Health Fund.

Health fund brings relief to Tarime villagers

www.dailynews.co.tz — Establishment of a Community Health Fund scheme has become a big relief to hundreds of poor families in nine rural villages of Tarime District. The scheme was introduced in the villages early last year by Africare through its Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative.

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Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.
Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.

Esnart’s Dream

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In Zambia, men have most of the power. There has been an effort to gain greater influence for women’s rights, but it is difficult to incorporate programs that change traditional beliefs.

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A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham
A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project HIV & AIDS Benefit

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“We started this because we all had friends and family who were suffering. We are connected in so many ways to so many people. Daedalus is about remembering those we have lost. This applies to those we have lost everywhere. Daedalus is about ‘us’ in a larger sense.”
-Claudia Alick, Associate Producer, Community, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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[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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