Public-Private Partnerships

Africare Appoints Four New Members to Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON (August 22, 2013) – Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, today announced that its board of directors has appointed four new members. Mamadou Beye, manager, International Affairs at Chevron; Jeffrey R. Krilla, co-chair, Africa Practice, Dentons, LLP; Bobby Pittman, managing partner, Kupanda Capital; and General William “Kip” Ward, senior advisor, SENTEL Corporation, will join Africare’s board of directors, effective today.

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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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Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat
Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat

Kasny Recon, Inc.

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“Aid is in vain if it ultimately does not lead to self-sufficiency and sustainability, and Africare embodies this philosophy.”
–Olivier Agouna-Deciat

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ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day with Renewed Commitment to Combatting Malaria

IRVING, Texas (April 24, 2013) — On the eve of World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil announced its next round of ExxonMobil Foundation grants to organizations working hard to combat malaria. The new grants support the lifesaving malaria programs of leading global organizations, including Malaria No More, Africare, the United Nations Foundation, USAID, Jhpiego, Population Services International, UNICEF and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

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Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.
Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.

Initials, Inc.

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“Africare’s support of women’s education and global leadership is imperative to Initials, Inc. As a women-owned business, we take care to support initiatives of women much like ourselves to make a life of their own that they can be proud of.”
-Britney Vickery, Co-Founder of Initials, Inc.

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