Philanthropy

Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

#ImpactThursday spotlights a young Ugandan, Christopher Ategeka and the amazing work he is doing by providing mobile healthcare in rural Uganda. Shaped by the tragedies of his childhood, Christopher is taking steps to ensure that no one in current- day Uganda has to undergo ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 4th, 2016

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Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

 The importance of including a dance competition in a party for kids cannot be overemphasized.  As a matter of fact, it can be tagged as the highlight of the event. So, when the Master of Ceremony beckoned on some selected few to come up stage and showcase their dancing ...

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January 7th, 2016

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Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Interested in discovering ways to help humanity? Follow our #ImpactThursday and read amazing stories. Peace Ruzage returned to Rwanda and an informal gathering of women in her house birthed Aspire Rwanda, a not for profit organization which inspires and trains less ...

Heidi G. Frontani

December 17th, 2015

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Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

On #ImpactThursday Marguerite Barankitse and her organisation, Maison Shalom is touching the lives of children and communities in Burundi. Marguerite Barankitse, better known as Maggy, was born in Ruyigi, Burundi. She lost her father at a very young age and grew up with her ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 26th, 2015

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Fatima  Jibrell is a Champion of the Earth & Creator of the World’s First Solar Cooking Village

Fatima Jibrell is a Champion of the Earth & Creator of the World’s First Solar Cooking Village

Fatima Jama Jibrell was born in 1947 in Somalia. Due to the struggles of her mother, Ms. Jibrell was able to attend school. Her father was a merchant marine who settled in the USA. At the age of 16, Ms. Jibrell joined her father in the USA. A few years later she returned to ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 5th, 2015

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The Mother Theresa of Africa; Dr. Hawa Abdi Provides Healthcare for Millions in Somalia

The Mother Theresa of Africa; Dr. Hawa Abdi Provides Healthcare for Millions in Somalia

It’s #ImpactThursday… When Hawa Abdi was just 12 years old her mother died due to complications associated with childbirth. Distraught and determined to understand why her mother had died, Hawa Abdi studied medicine and, in 1971, obtained a medical degree. The ...

Heidi G. Frontani

October 15th, 2015

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Why Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba founded the The Mirabel Centre: Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Reform Centre

Why Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba founded the The Mirabel Centre: Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Reform Centre

Its #ImpactThursday!!! In 2000, Mrs Itoro, a Legal Practitioner, travelled across Nigeria, lobbying to get her bill, the Domestic Violence Bill (DVB), passed into law. In the course of her travels, she happened upon a 14-year-old girl who reported that her father had been ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 17th, 2015

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Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Mr. Dikembe Mutombo was born in Kinshasa in 1966 in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He grew up in a comfortable home with his parents and siblings in a city with high crime and poverty rates. In high school, Mutombo was an excellent soccer goalie and ...

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July 14th, 2015

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Jenneh Corkern: The Teenage Water Rights Activist Who is Inspiring Change in Liberia

Jenneh Corkern: The Teenage Water Rights Activist Who is Inspiring Change in Liberia

Jenneh Corkern is a 17 year old Liberian orphan who has defied all odds and gone beyond her woes to carve possibilities out of seemingly impossible situations. As a teen, her heart beats for her people, especially because of the things she has suffered. Passionate, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 19th, 2015

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Pacifique Niyonsenga- A Survivor, Giving Hope to Fellow Street Kids.

Pacifique Niyonsenga- A Survivor, Giving Hope to Fellow Street Kids.

Real wealth cannot be measured by the quantity of one’s material acquisitions or belongings, but by the quality of one’s impact in the lives of others. In the same way, true kindness cannot be measured by a person’s ability to give, expecting something in return, but his ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 3rd, 2015

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US. Army Sgt. Francis Aduoffei – Impacting Ghana from a Foreign Land

US. Army Sgt. Francis Aduoffei – Impacting Ghana from a Foreign Land

Army Sgt. 1st Class Francis Aduoffei is no ordinary man. From humble beginnings in a poverty-stricken town in Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa, He knows how it feels to wake up in the morning on an empty stomach.

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February 11th, 2015

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Gladys Kalibala – Supporting Lost and Abandoned Children In Uganda

Gladys Kalibala – Supporting Lost and Abandoned Children In Uganda

Anything. Any platform. Any medium can be used to impact lives. Anyone can make a difference. It can happen anywhere, at anytime, starting with what is available. The question is, do you really want to make a difference? In 2010, this Ugandan journalist started a Newspaper ...

Arise Arizechi

December 15th, 2014

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Mama Clare Effiong –  …With Love to Rwanda.

Mama Clare Effiong – …With Love to Rwanda.

“Love people. When you see somebody, love that person.” This has been Clare Effiong’s creed since she was a little girl. Her life has remained an epistle of love to many, especially the thousands of orphaned children and widowed women that she has rescued from ...

Lovelyn Okafor

October 30th, 2014

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Bitebo Gogo and the Keeping it Real Foundation

Bitebo Gogo and the Keeping it Real Foundation

Pain can be a precursor of greatness, though we most often wish that was not the case. An epiphany can be birthed at a time of great anguish; and that is the story of Bitebo Gogo. In her words, ‘I didn’t choose my path, my path chose me;’ and what a choice that was! At the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 15th, 2014

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Leymah Roberta Gbowee- She Saw, Conquered and Brought Hope to Liberia.

Leymah Roberta Gbowee- She Saw, Conquered and Brought Hope to Liberia.

They are strong, yet very soft; patient, beautiful and explicitly phenomenal. When the going gets tough, you can be sure they will find a way, for they always do. Women! A species, blessed with the ability to nurture and deliver. Liberians can probably talk about them more ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 4th, 2014

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Betty Makoni- Once a Victim, Now a Voice for the Sexually Abused.

Betty Makoni- Once a Victim, Now a Voice for the Sexually Abused.

How much faith can a woman have, when all she remembers of her past is wars, rumours of war, violence, pain, fear, abuse and a dysfunctional family? So much! Just so much! Betty Makoni would gladly tell you. She had it rough, challenging and uninteresting. Years of pain and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 28th, 2014

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Rainatou Sow – Making Every African Woman Count

Rainatou Sow – Making Every African Woman Count

“I guess people have come to realise that there is more to Africa than starving people, raped women, war, child soldier,… whatever the reason, we need to remember that we cannot rely on others to develop the continent.” Those were Rainatou sow’s words in an interview with ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 26th, 2014

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Stephanie Nyombayire.……..More Than a Survivor.

Stephanie Nyombayire.……..More Than a Survivor.

Pain! ………..can either make us cry, confused, vent in anger, want to lose hope and give up on life Or it can make us see things differently, show some compassion and love unconditionally. Stephanie Nyombayire has done something amazing with her pain. Instead of venting in ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 21st, 2014

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Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

While Plato argued that leaders are born and not made, Likert a member of the behavioral school of thought insisted that leadership can be learnt; therefore leaders are made and not born. Leaders born or made? The argument continues…………… Now I ask, what would these fathers ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 8th, 2014

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Abraham Reginald Mengi; Paving the Way for Excellence…

Abraham Reginald Mengi; Paving the Way for Excellence…

A man of purpose and strong will, Reginald Abraham Mengi, has got his foot prints on the moon, not by fluke or happenstance but by hard work, determination and hope. He didn’t give room for the antecedents of his birth and childhood to determine his future, instead he took ...

Lovelyn Okafor

June 10th, 2014

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Josephat Torner; ‘Albino,’ Able and Proud!

Josephat Torner; ‘Albino,’ Able and Proud!

A teacher or was it a wise man once opined that the greatest threat to humanity is…no, not natural disasters and incurable diseases; its man’s inhumanity to man. From centuries past, man has been at the vanguard of eliminating man; from the Napoleons to the Hitlers; the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 20th, 2014

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Anganile Mwakyanjala: Telling the story of an African Child through the Lens of a Camera

Anganile Mwakyanjala: Telling the story of an African Child through the Lens of a Camera

Witches? Wizards? Spells? Halloween? Yoga? Meditation? Have you ever been as exasperated as a helplessly trapped bush rat when most of the entertainment available for your child contains any or all of the above? A seemingly harmless animation about a dancing princess has a ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 4th, 2013

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