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looking for fundraisers, partnership or volunteers to help Orphanage in Africa [Jul. 16th, 2010|01:49 pm]
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Hey all,
Am glad that such a link exists.  I am developing a project to build an orphanage cum educational center for orphaned children and abused girls in Kenya.  I and some other volunteers have registered a non-profit in Kenya and done the logistics of this project.  We however need more support, and welcome new partners and volunteers to this exciting and rewarding venture.  Please visit our webiste
http://www.orphansupportkenya.org/  for more information.  You may get in touch with me on muriungi2001@gmail.com if you are interested in being part of this dream. You are all welcome! And thank you for thinking about the orphans in Africa!

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The Dream. [Jan. 14th, 2010|02:35 am]
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My Dream is to change the world for the better. I currently think that our society is very selfish, materialistic and disconnected. This world is lacking so much love, unity, art, creation and faith. I feel as though people have forgotten the meaning of unconditional love, true happiness, true beauty, nature & so much more. Im here to remind the world. All it takes is one. This year, Im dedicating an entire year to the world. Im dedicating 365 of my life with acts of goodness for humanity. Everyday I will blog about my expierence of that day in the hopes of inspiring the world to do better & be on the pursuit of changing peoples lives!I know all it takes is passion, drive, a warm heart, one HUGE Dream, & I will never STOP!
I have blogged about the crisis in Sudan and plan to do more then just talk.
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TOO MUCH SUFFERING [Jan. 12th, 2010|12:41 pm]
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[mood |awake]

Many people care, and actively help, putting programmes together that do make a real difference, but still the suffering goes on, and on, with little or no hope in sight that Africa will ever be restored to former glory, when trees and food were abundant.

If it was in your power to help this nation, would you?

I am aware of several things that could greatly help alleviate suffering.

Africa needs to invest in solar power technology (mini systems to create self-sufficient communities / ecovillages). Not hydro-power stations, as planned. 

Africa needs decent affordable housing & essential equipment such as buckets which could easily be provided via recycled plastics if the developed nations collected plastics. (A very versatile material, ideal for fashioning / molding into various housings...)

If sustainable small communties / ecovillages were created, and the surrounding land cultivated to grow trees, food etc.,
(the money currently spent on handing out dried food aid which causes massive dependencies, could be partly diverted to pay for this innovative, long-term project), that would begin the greening of the desert in Africa...

In the UK & USA there are many unemployed people languishing, getting drunk, doing drugs... and some talk of the need to bring back conscription i.e. compulsory military service. But it is my belief  the governments of these and other countries should introduce a non-militaristic service that people could join enabling them to go to countries such as Africa, where there is a desperate need of new housing, schools, hospitals etc., so this good work gets done , and much experience is gained by helping others.

Please consider implementing this answer.
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Help The DD Dliwayo School in South Africa [Nov. 22nd, 2007|10:41 am]
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[mood |thankfulthankful]

(I hope this post is okay)

Recently, a group of very inspiring individuals jumped on a plane and headed to South Africa. Those individuals included the TOMS Shoes crew, the band Hanson and a photographer named Bryan Johnson. They went to deliver 50,000 pairs of new shoes to children in poverty, which is an amazing thing. And that's just the beginning.

While they were there, Hanson and Bryan visited a school called the DD Dliwayo School, located outside of Johannesburg. Hanson had visited the school before, and some of the children from the school had performed on their charity single, "Great Divide".

It was Bryan's first visit though. And he was so moved by the basic needs of these children, who are so eager to learn, that he has presented us with a great opportunity to help them.

He is selling a t-shirt through his blog for $30, every cent of which will benefit this school. If you can't afford $30 then you can donate whatever you can afford. If you want to donate more then you can do that also. You don't have to even order the t-shirt to donate if you don't want it.

The donations started coming in yesterday and he has already raised $2,000 for these kids. His goal is to raise $10,000 in the next 28 hours so he can actually present a check to the principal of the school before he leaves South Africa on Monday.

This is a very real and immediate way we can all better the lives of so many promising children. So today, Thanksgiving day in the USA, I urge you all to donate whatever you can to these kids.

You can see pictures, read more info and donate at Bryan's blog: http://www.abryanphoto.com/blog/

Thanks for your time!

(I'm posting this to several communities today. I apologize if some of you are getting this on your flist multiple times.)
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Campaign for Common Sense Reform in Food Aid [Jun. 8th, 2007|01:23 pm]
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Just Foreign Policy Food Aid Badge

With one common sense reform to the U.S. food aid program, we can save many more lives without spending one cent more. With your help, we can convince Congress to pass that reform. Read more.
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Support refugee relief in Darfur [Oct. 16th, 2006|02:12 pm]
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Hi everyone,

I work for the American Refugee Committee in Chicago, and this year we're holding a fundraising luncheon in Chicago in support of the refugee camps we run in Darfur and other places around the world.  Speakers will include ARC's country director from Sudan and John Prendergast, a Senior Adviser on Africa at the International Crisis Group in DC.  Barack Obama is an honorary co-sponsor and may show up as well.  The luncheon is being held November 3rd at the Hilton Chicago, and tickets are $150 each (with at least 90% of that going directly to refugee support).  If you're interested in learning more about what's going on in Darfur and supporting refugee camps there, please email me and I'll get you an invitation.

Thanks for your support!

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Uganda Calling [Oct. 2nd, 2006|08:40 pm]
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Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new community.

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other. And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit - as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda!

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
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(no subject) [Aug. 20th, 2006|05:50 pm]
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Hey, it's good to see that a community like this exists... even if this is the first post.

I am currently working on several fund raising ideas to help African Orphans and may ultimately own and operate a non-profit bakery. Many many ideas. I would love to see this community active.

♥ Bionic
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