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Africa Tutor Mentor Connection

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The Philanthropy of African Billionaires

Started by Daniel Bassill Jan 10, 2019.

Africa-Based organizations - introduce yourselves 6 Replies

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Apr 20, 2013.

Making this site a hub that attracts attention of potential volunteers and donors 6 Replies

Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Sep 7, 2011.

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on April 6, 2009 at 11:24am
Thanks Jen. This is the type of discussion I hope we can stimulate on the Tutor/Mentor Connection site. I encourage you and others to browse the main T/MC site to see how we're collecting information about existing tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, and others around the country, as well as information these programs can use to sustain and constantly improve.

Building a list of organizations in Africa, and breaking it down by country, and type of service, is your first challenge. This can be partially done by people self-identifying themselves via this forum. At some point it would help you to have a web portal like the T/MC site where people can build a library of links. This could be built by volunteers in the US, UK or Africa if we're able to attract such people to this forum.
Comment by Jen on April 6, 2009 at 4:11am
Hello everyone. I wanted to introduce myself and possibly start some good good conversations about learning/mentoring clubs. I live in Mozambique and am currently helping to develop an anti-corruption strategy for schools. In conjunction with this, some of us are also thinking of starting up some after-school learning clubs to both reinforce our moral education and anti-corruption messages in schools but also provide a space to help students catch up in literacy and numeracy. To my knowledge nothing like this exists here, and I'm trying to find information on similar programs elsewhere in Africa. So far all of my internet searches on tutoring and mentoring have turned up a wealth of information for the US and UK but nothing for Africa (or other developing countries for that matter). I hope this group will be a good place to connect with others who either may be working with similar projects or who can direct me to those who might be. Thanks!
Comment by Daniel Bassill on March 3, 2009 at 6:09pm
Here's a web site of a US Football player who seems to support youth in Africa. http://israelidonije.org/
Comment by Lucy Lamunu on February 25, 2009 at 2:37pm
Hullo everyone. Iam a very new member but I have liked the site for the discussions that go on here. Iam Lucy Lamunu, based in Uganda in Africa and the founder of a community based organisation known as Rock of Ages Center for Hope (ROACH).

Rock of Ages Center for Hope (ROACH) is a project started first by me on a personal ground, helping orphans and vulnerable children and later joined by other members to set up a formal orphan’s home, with the intension of giving these unfortunate children (particularly those from the war affected nothern part of Uganda) another chance to live a meaningful and hopeful life.
ROACH's main objective is to bring up the children (Orphans of war and other vulnerable children) whose numbers increase daily because of being exposed to the war and other natural calamities and even those who are just a result of the cruelty of this world. This project intends to work alongside other organizations already concerting efforts, individuals and well wishers to help in rehabilitating these neglected children who will be relocated to their new home (The Center) where they can experience a lovely home, enjoy the experience of childhood, attain the basic needs of life like; shelter, accommodation, education, parental guidance and love, sports and culture and to give them hope for the future.

For details about the project visit;

http://lucysheart.blogspot.com/ OR;

http://beta.razoo.com/causes/rock_of_ages_center_for_hope OR;

Comment by Daniel Bassill on February 6, 2009 at 9:07pm
James, since you are in the UK, what can your organization do to raise visibility among donors for the work Abdiel and others are also doing in Africa? I'm in the US and while I raise funds for the non profit I operate here, I use this space to try to help draw volunteers and donors to the groups in Africa that post information in this forum. If you can generate some visibility in the UK that might add to what comes to your group in Africa, as well as the others.
Comment by James Robinson on February 6, 2009 at 2:07pm
Hi Everybody

in case people don't know who this empty profile appears to be, I am James, based in Liverpool, England. I am a passionate advocate for volunteerism in develping communities. I co-founded a modest urban trust that supports young people living on the streets in Zimbabwe.

My areas of interest are in using imaginative arts activities with youth. I am a storyteller performer in schools.

Anybody what to chat??? J.R.
Comment by Abdiel Kude on January 20, 2009 at 10:55am
As a new President is being sworn in today in the US, Just have this to say:

America, America, God Bless America!
Comment by Daniel Bassill on October 26, 2008 at 9:59am
A man I've met through other networks has compiled an extensive list of non profits working in other countries around the world, including Africa. I encourage you to use this list to make connections with other groups working in your own country, or doing similar work with you in other countries. If such groups become active on the internet, they can pull resources into their country that they might not be able to access on their own.

The link to the list.
Comment by Haminiaina Ratovoarivony on October 15, 2008 at 9:48am
Hello everybody!
My name is Hami. I started a non-profit organization called "sary miteny" in Madagascar which aims to teach audiovisual and to give the opportunity to youth to express themself through the medium of cinema. I saw that some of the member of this group are involved in similar project, combining teaching, technology and storytelling. So I'd like to ask you about what you did to get equipment? Thanks for sharing your experience!
Comment by Daniel Bassill on August 18, 2008 at 9:55am
Here's a l ink to a Collaboration Goals PDF that I encourage groups in Africa to use as a strategy to create public visibility that draws more resources to each of you.

This can only work if you create web libraries with links to different organizations doing similar work with youth, in the same area, or in different areas.

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