Tag: Africa

African Children’s Choir – Using the Power of Music to Change Lives

African Children's Choir

The African Children’s Choir is made up of children from the continent of Africa who are 7 to 10 years old.  They have incredible voices and spirit that amaze audiences everywhere they go!   And they go lots of places.  All around the world.  And not only do they travel a… Read more »

Lillian Weber – 99 Year Old Makes A Dress A Day For African Children

Lillian Weber

For the last few years, Lillian Weber, a 99 year old woman from Iowa, has had a big goal. She wants to create 1,000 dresses for African children by her 100th birthday on May 6th, 2015. So far, she has made hundreds of dresses and is on track to achieve… Read more »

The Gorilla Girl – Saving Gorillas One Cell Phone at a Time!

Mariah Nablo

When Mariah Nablo was six years old, she watched a TV show that talked about problems faced by mountain gorillas in Africa. She learned that they were in danger of extinction because their habitat was being destroyed.  The cause of this trouble was people illegally mining for Coltan, a material used to make cell phones.  Mariah was… Read more »

Nelson Mandela – His Perseverance and Passion Changed The World

Nelson Mandela – His Perseverance and Passion Changed The World

Nelson Mandela is an African civil rights leader from South Africa who changed the world for the better. His lifelong goal, similar to Martin Luther King, Jr., was to achieve equal rights for non-white people in his country. He was so dedicated to this cause, that he spent a large… Read more »

Shannon McNamara and SHARE: Making a Difference in Africa

Shannon McNamara and SHARE:  Making a Difference in Africa

Shannon McNamara, 19, is a sophomore at Rice University, in Houston, Texas.  She founded SHARE in 2008 and has traveled to Tanzania each summer since then.  In the USA Shannon has spread awareness for SHARE by giving over 40 presentations across the country.  Shannon is the founder of the SHARE… Read more »

Inspiring Role Model Videos of the Week – 4/1/2013

Inspiring Role Model Videos of the Week – 4/1/2013

Check out Richard Turere, a 13 year old Kenyan boy and inventor. When Lions were attacking his family’s livestock, he invented a solar powered lighting system to keep the predators away!   By creating a new way to protect his cattle, he not only solved his own problem, but also helped… Read more »

Phiona Mutesi – African Chess Champion Arises from the Slums

Phiona Mutesi – African Chess Champion Arises from the Slums

Phiona Mutesi is a young woman from Africa and a true underdog.   She is from one of the poorest towns, Katwe, in one of the poorest countries in the world, Uganda.  She must walk hours to fill a jug with drinking water.   She lives with her family in… Read more »

Kelvin Doe, 15 Year Old West African Inventor and DJ, Is Changing His Community

Kelvin Doe, 15 Year Old West African Inventor and DJ, Is Changing His Community

In Sierra Leone, West Africa, the lights come on as little as once a month!  So, Kelvin Doe, at 15 years old,  decided things needed change.  After many tries, he invented a battery to power lights in people’s houses from recycled parts he found in the trash, including soda, acid and… Read more »