COVID-19 initiative by Oral Ofori recognized by German nonprofit alliance founder Oral Ofori was in late August 2020 recognized by GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA in Germany for the ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ initiative he started in April 2020 to highlight the works of volunteers and individuals fighting the novel coronavirus. GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA (GFA), a nonprofit alliance based in Berlin, Germany that is an association of numerous aid and development organizations …

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World leaders to hold aid summit for Beirut

International leaders will hold talks on Sunday to raise aid for Beirut after the massive explosion which devastated the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The virtual conference – set up by France and the United Nations – will begin at 1400 Lebanon time (1100 GMT). US President Donald Trump has said he plans to join the call. Officials estimate the blast …

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Marley family to ‘reimagine’ Bob Marley’s One Love in support of UNICEF

NEW YORK, 9 July 2020 – Members of the Marley family will reimagine the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love to support UNICEF’s work to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July. All proceeds …

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Heroes of COVID-19: GoldCoast Literacy Program gifting children smiles

Daisy Mina Antwi is our COVID-19 hero at for June 2020. Daisy is Founder at the GoldCoast Literacy Program (GCLP) in Ghana, a nonprofit organization that focuses on enhancing and increasing child literacy and children literature in Ghana. The global pandemic did not steal the desire of GCLP to see every child enjoy and have fun reading in Ghana, …

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Avani and Challenging Heights win 2020 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards

Global Fund for Children announces the winners of its 2020 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards today, recognizing innovative grassroots organizations Avani in India and Challenging Heights in Ghana for work to advance children’s rights despite extreme challenges. On opposite sides of the world, both winning organizations are led by survivors of forced child labor and modern slavery, who have dedicated their careers to protecting other young people …

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STEMi Makers Africa, U.S Consulate Nigeria, others commemorate 2020 International Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2020 (under the theme Each for Equal), the STEMi Makers Africa in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos and MainOne Communications organized the inaugural “i-be-lady-o” in Nigeria. The “I-be-Lady-o”  Workshop program is an expression of STEMi Makers Africa and the STEMi Women initiative to raise young girls and women participation in STEM, learning outcomes and retention in …

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10-member YALI team hold community project on child abuse in Ghana


Ten individuals from the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) embarked on a project in Ghana with the objective to create sensitization on child abuse and its effects on society. The group also looked into ways to prevent this problem. The group comprised the following individuals: Francis Amesawu, Frank Amo Boateng, Eleanor Gaysie, Adwoa Agyemang-Benneh, Priscilla Aprepary Adiweh, and Lily Botsyoe …

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Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation to visit Ghana sister city in April 2018


Fifty-six people will travel to Charlottesville’s sister city in Ghana in April. It’s a record number, says trip organizer Dave Norris, president of the Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation based in Virginia in the United States. “We normally average about eight or 10 or 12 people,” said Norris, who has traveled to the city of Winneba in Ghana five times previously. CBS19’s Courteney …

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Tribute: Kate Bannerman-Lartey 1949-2017

Kate Bannerman Lartey

Kate Bannerman-Lartey of blessed memory is the mother of Oral Ofori, Founder of #TheAfricanDreamLLC. Below is a brief bio of her and a tribute put together by her children and loved ones. Mr. Ofori read the tribute at her funeral service in Ghana held August 5, 2017, at the Mount Calvary Cross Ministry Church of Odorkor, Accra. She was interred at …

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South African Entrepreneur Lebogang Chaka to grace Ghana nonprofit ‘Books & Boots’

Lebogang Chaka

Renowned South African leadership speaker and education campaigner Lebogang Chaka is set to grace ‘Books & Boots’ in the Ghanaian capital Accra. The ‘Books and Boots’ education and recreation project is a nonprofit which has been running in mostly deprived communities in Ghana since 2009, its key partners include Active Minds Reading Club, Meet the Professionals and One Ghana. The …

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