I’m just back from Africare’s annual Bishop John T. Walker dinner in Washington D.C.
It’s such a great energizing event that I have been lucky to be able to attend for the last 9 years!
Last year was particularly exciting as Africare President Darius Mans announced our new partnership with Angelique Kidjo’s Batonga Foundation to provide water and sanitation at schools in Benin. You can view his announcement here.
This year we found out that the project which was funded in part by this year’s Bono birthday well campaign has broken ground and is underway. We are very excited and will keep you all posted with news as the project progresses.
We’ll also be posting more reports from this year’s dinner, updates on other projects in progress and new proposals to fund.
Speaking of Batonga, they are currently competing in the Girl Effect challenge and have the chance to be featured on GlobalGiving’s Girl Effect fundraising page for one year. Batonga works to help keep girls in school. When girls are educated and empowered, the effect is transformative. They are more likely to marry later, have fewer children, protect themselves against disease, generate more income, and help to boost the economy of their community.
Please take a moment and check out their challenge page today!