Giving

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

Daisy Mina Antwi is our COVID-19 hero at TheAfricanDream.net 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

YALI

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

Charlottesville-Winneba

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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A Connecticut Yankee in the courts of King Peggy of Otuam

Virginia Viglione of Connecticut USA finally got to meet Ghana’s Lady king Peggy of the Central Regional township of Otuam at the Ghana embassy in Washington DC in the month of May 2017. Virginia has now crossed one item off her bucket list. The Connecticut native who was in the Washington DC area to visit her family there requested her son-in-law, who is …

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Thandi Tutu-Gxashe Honors Dr. Thomas Mensah and shares passion for education

Thandi Tutu-Gxashe

Thandi Tutu-Gxashe believes Arica is more than a continent with its share of diseases, famine, starvation, wars and coups, said the daughter of one of the world’s most renowned social activists It is, “firstly, a cradle of all humankind and there have been many contributions to the world that have come from the African continent,” said Thandi Tutu-Gxashe, daughter of Nobel …

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Caleb’s Corner Charities Event Supporting Ghana Projects

Caleb's Corner Charities

Caleb’s Corner Charities (CCC) will be organizing their 2nd annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk  at the Alice B. McCullough Field at Montgomery and the 8th St. Laurel,MD. Afua Addo-Abedi is Founder of CCC, she spoke to TheAfricanDream.net from the Washington DC area where she said this year’s 5k run and 1 mile walk will begin at 8AM on …

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