TheAfricanDream.net 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 that work for better living conditions in African countries according to Mr. Ofori.
In an email to GFA acknowledging them, Mr. Ofori wrote to Lilli Gretemeier of the GFA alliance: “I am so privileged and honored by the opportunity and attention your prestigious entity has given my work, it provides much-needed encouragement to keep going on despite the limitations seen in these trying times… I am re-energized and will keep pushing on, greetings to all in Germany for showing such great love. I will soon come to visit you all.“
GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA (GFA) which in English means ‘TOGETHER FOR AFRICA‘ has been pooling its resources over the years to paint a realistic picture of the African continent in the German public, including its potential and strengths. This is something TheAfricanDream.net has also been doing ever since Mr. Ofori founded TheAfricanDream LLC, a multi-award-winning information and communication research consultancy in Washington, DC in September 2015.
“We deem it highly important to correctly tell Africa’s beautiful stories for they are all not about wars and poverty,” Mr. Ofori said, “we are therefore gladdened by any source that seeks to project Africa positively and above all truthfully. To all out there doing their little bit to project the image of Africa we say keep pushing for you never know whose lives you are affecting or who is watching,” he concluded.
Nigeria-based KeMaTim Concepts who are August 2020 ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ had their story featured on GFA’s official website in the German language, read the original story as captured by Mr. Ofori in English.
Besides Nigeria, Mr. Ofori’s ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ series since its inception has featured subjects with African connections from countries like his birth nation of Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates, read all about them in this link.
Follow Mr. Ofori on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as oralofori and let him know of someone or an entity you feel will make a good feature on his series.
Written by Oppong Clifford Benjamin