“PUT A BOOK IN THE HANDS OF A CHILD THIS NEW YEAR”
“WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOOKS FOR AFRICA – (A Minneapolis-based Non-Profit Organization – the largest shipper of high quality books and educational materials to schools and libraries across the continent.) HAS SHIPPED THE CONTAINER (40FOOT) OF BOOKS AND THE TENT! – HEADED TO MOMBASSA PORT – KENYA. WE ARE EXCITED AND OPTIMISTIC THAT WITH YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT WE WILL REACH OUR GOAL!”
Doris Mukangu of AFRICAN WOMEN HEALTH EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT CENTER (AWHEEC) based in Clarkston, Georgia is embarking on a very ambitious journey of setting up a Tent Library in Athi, Meru, Kenya. This Library Project will be one of a kind in that:
1. It is housed in an actual “Mongolian tent” that can contain more than 1000 people.
2. It will cater to a whole community in a very remote area in Kenya.
Athi community has one primary school that caters to under privileged children in a very poor community. Most of the children have to share books for school and leisure books are a luxury. We hope that we can help bring enlightenment and empowerment to this community through support of friends like you. We are looking for your support in this endeavor to ship a container of books and the tent in the next few months.
We are excited to have received support of $1000.00 from a supportive friend (Anonymous) and are optimistic to reach our goal of $8,000.
AWHEEC is partnering with Books for Africa, a Minneapolis-based Non-Profit Organization, founded in 1988, and whose mission is to end the book famine in Africa. BFA is the largest shipper of high quality books and educational materials to schools and libraries across the continent.
Breast Cancer Awareness
African women are diagnosed most often between 35 and 45 years, and more than fifteen years earlier than women in Europe and North America. The mortality rate seen among women in sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionately high compared to the incident rate, as in African American women. Their tumors tend to be very aggressive with short periods of time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis. Moreover, the tumors at diagnosis also tend to be higher grade, often involving axillary lymph nodes and, therefore, higher stages disease with worse prognoses. Poor prognosis is compounded by resource poor healthcare infrastructure, which offers limited treatment options and underutilizes effective treatments
Source : Science Daily
HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention
- Of the 33.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the world, 22.5 million are in Africa.
- More than 29.4% of people are said to be living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the highest number of any country in the world.
- In 2009, 1.8 million people died due to HIV/AIDS. 1.3 million lived in Africa.
- Women account for 59% of adults aged 15 and over said to be living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
- South Africa has been hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic. One in five adults is HIV positive.
- South Africa also has one of the highest numbers of children under 15 living with HIV/AIDS in the world; estimates range from 180,000 to 280,000.
- 2.5 million people in Africa receive Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV.
- An additional 8.7 million are in need of ART.
- There are 15 million AIDS orphans living around the world, 13 million of whom are in Africa.
- HIV is the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa
Atlanta Refugee Assistance
A refugee is a person who has been forced from his or her home and crossed an international border for safety. He or she must have a well-founded fear of persecution in his or her native country, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Refugees come with only a few belongings and in debt for the price of their transportation from countries in Africa, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
For more info visit our Atlanta Refugee Assistance page