For former NFL great Warrick Dunn it is scoring life changing moments for deserving people. Via his nonprofit, Warrick Dunn Charities, Dunn successfully has provided his 147th home to a single mom.

Something you probably won’t hear about in the mainstream media, Warrick  is burnt on making a difference in the lives of people that need help especially single-parent families and children….

 

Warrick Dunn provides hope and healing to single-parent families and children across the nation more at  www.28challenge.com

Credit: Warrick Dun

Great job!

Award winning Ghanaian Superstar Majid Michel, is not only handsome but has a good heart as well! Majid has numberous to his credit… he first starred in ‘Things we do for love’…

Majid Michel gives back to community  through his foundation ‘The Majid Michel Foundation (M.W.F) his foundation helps  the deprived, needy  and the rejected.

The Majid Michel Foundation  has  partnered with various reputable and credible Non-profit Organisations in Ghana and other parts of the world to make a difference in humanitarian causes.

This includes the provision of potable water and the issues around sanitation and hygiene especially, in the rural communities in Ghana and developing countries in Africa and around the world… More about  The Majid Michel Foundation  here

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Meet Congolese American Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques aka  Dikembe Mutombo. Dikembe  is a retired basketball player who use to  play for the Houston Rockets of the NBA.

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Dikembe Mutombo is a well known humanitarian in his native DR Congo. He started the Dikembe Mutombo foundation to improve the living conditions in his country…  he received the Goodermote humanitarian Award for his relentless efforts to reduce polio globally and improve the health of the neglected and undeserved populations in his country…For more on  this amazing man click here.

Dikembe explains why he founded ‘Dikembe Mutombo foundation’ 

Such a great inspiration! Nous sommes fiers de toi monsieur, Keep up the good work!

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Akon Lighting Africa project: Akon is expected in Rwanda today to promote his Akon Lighting Africa Solar Power Initiative The Senegalese-American R&B/hip hop superstar, who spent much of his childhood in Senegal has seen firsthand that Africa has had little help to try to remedy its electrical situation….  

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The Smack that singer will be travelling 10 African states with his business partners (Malian entrepreneur Samba Bathily, and Senegalese Thione Niang) to see what progress has been made on projects and to identify new areas for electrification so far.

The ‘Akon Lighting Africa project’, which has been in operation in less than a year has already launched initiatives in 14 African countries and aims to launch more in a further 11 countries by the end of 2016…. 

More about Akon’s Amazing ‘Akon Lighting Africa’ project here

Akon Lighting Africa hopes to bring solar power to 1 million households….Well done Akon! Keep up the good work!

Source: RWANDA NEWS

Congratulations to Angelique Kidjo!  Angelique is known for her activism, on Sunday won her second Grammy for World Music album for “Eve,” a tribute to the continent’s women.  

She has pressed for action on climate change and for a more sustained effort to improve public health in West Africa in the wake of the Ebola crisis. Angelique is one of the biggest African musicians on the world stage,

Angelique Kidjo

The Beninese singer in accepted her award at a ceremony in Los Angeles said

“This album is dedicated to the women of Africa — to their beauty and resilience,” “Women of Africa — you rock!”…

“For me, music is a weapon of peace, and today more than ever, as artists we have a role to play in the stability of this world,” Kidjo said as she accepted the award.

Kidjo, who is based primarily in New York, returned to Benin for “Eve” and traveled with a recorder, taping the cadences and harmonies of women’s choirs…

 

Source: World News|African News

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has joined the Action/2015 Campaign for ‘ONE’. ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now…Continue here on one.org main website.

GENEVIEVE NNAJI JOINS ACTION 2015 CAMPAIGN- AFRICAN CELEBS 2015

To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million for The Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. All of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. The Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

 “We’re building a movement of people, as part of Action 2015 who will use the power of their voice to do more and demand better from our leaders. Join us.. one.org/2015” Genevieve

So far 

We know that together, we can do more and Demand Better from our world leaders! Join Action2015 and pledge now by visiting   one.org/2015

Great work!

Watch the video below featuring African musicians Fally Ipupa, Angélique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Ice Prince; ONE co-founder Bono

 

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KALSOUME SINAREKALSOUME SINARE KALSOUME SINARE FOUNDATION... KALSOUME SINARE FOUNDATION.. KALSOUME SINARE FOUNDATIONThe Kalsoume Sinare Foundation has donated hospital beds to Amasaman health post and also organised a New Year’s party for children and mothers in the Ga West Municipal Ghana.

The Kalsoume Sinare Foundation is an NGO founded in 2000 by Kalsoume Baffoe Sinare, a former beauty queen and renowned actress across Africa and abroad.

The Kalsoume Sinare foundation takes care of: Deprived Children, Orphans, Poor Families, Rural Education, Health of Children and Disadvantaged Mothers. The foundation seeks to empower and motivate women and children in rural and urban areas to feel loved and to stay focused on their education and the women to undertake profitable initiatives to better their standard of living.

For more about the Kalsoume Sinare foundation or want to help in anyway please click here.

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Well Done Kalsoume Keep Up The Good Work! Such an inspiration! 

 

The Kalsoume Sinare Foundation (KSF) in partnership with Coca-Cola Company recently distributed over 2,000 shoes to school children in ten selected schools in the Northern Region off Ghana to encourage the less privileged to remain in school.

Kalsoume Sinare, explained that the aim of KSF was to ensure that children who could not afford to be in school due to poverty were supported with uniforms; and indicated that the shoes were given because without shoes children were susceptible to the heat and other dangerous materials on the ground.Kalsoume Sinare Foundation

She noted that as an indigene of the north, she knew the problems poor children faced and how some of them were socially excluded, hence the need to partner Coca-Cola Company to address some of the bottlenecks confronting education in the area.

Well Done Kalsoume!

Joselyn-Dumas.. Joselyn-Dumas Joselyn-Dumas5Joselyn-DumasGhanaian actress and Television host – Joselyn Dumas – has launched a Cholera awareness campaign called the “Xcholera campaign”. The campaign is to raise awareness for the outbreak of cholera in Ghana which has infected over 5000 people and killed approximately 67 Ghanaians since June 2014.
The campaign, which is being run on social media, is the first phase of the entire campaign. Subsequent phases will be announced in the course of time. This campaign is to sensitize and create awareness about the dangers of filth and hazards associated with consuming contaminated foods which are the main causes of Cholera.
It is her expectation to get substantial number of people to join her increase the awareness. The rules of engagement are simple. All that is expected from a person is to take a picture of him/herself with their right hand covering the mouth. This is to signify the blocking of contaminated food from entering one’s mouth. Individuals are then expected to post the pictures on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using the hastags #Xcholera and #KeepCleanGH, adding their personalized messages to thepictures. The messages should however be geared towards keeping our environments clean and eradicating cholera.
The “Xcholera Campaign” has so far been endorsed by celebrities like K.O.D., Nana Aba Anamoah, Efya, Fifi Folson, and Yvonne Nelson. Cholera is a disease characterized by severe diarrhea accompanied by vomiting. Transmission is mostly from consuming contaminated food and water caused by poor sanitation. Joselyn Dumas hopes that with this campaign, the number of lives being lost to cholera will be saved.

Well done Joselyn!  Keep up the good work!

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan will visit Malawi this Thursday for the ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign whose aim is to raise awareness of HIV and encouraging young people to commit themselves towards HIV prevention.

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan will visit Malawi this

Thursday for the ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign whose aim is to raise awareness of HIV and encouraging young people to commit themselves towards HIV prevention.

Gyan will be accompanied by Steve Manager – his manager who is also Ghana’s Goodwill Ambassador of Protect the Goal.

“The campaign is one in a series of activities which the National AIDS Commission (NAC), UNAIDS and their partners are undertaking to re-invigorate HIV prevention in the country, particularly among young people.

 

“The campaign is seeking to contribute towards attainment of the three Zeros (zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths) and in particular, the drive towards Zero New Infections, through the galvanizing power of football,” reads the statement in part.

According to the statement, the three-day visit will be climaxed by an event on Thursday in the commercial capital Blantyre where among others Malawi leader Professor Peter Mutharika will sign a ‘Global Ball’ re-affirming his commitment to HIV prevention.

Fifteen other African Heads of State have so far signed the ‘Global Ball’ which has now arrived in Malawi.

“Other planned activities include an interactive ‘Protect the Goal’ information session with young people, media interviews, radio talk show and a gala dinner with potential ‘Protect the Goal’ project sponsors during which the renowned Jazz artist Steve Bedi and Malawi’s Skeffa Chimoto will team up in a musical collaboration.

 

Gyan is also expected to attend the Standard Bank football cup final game between Silver Strikers and (winner between Azam Tigers and Mafco) at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday 30th August,” added the statement.

Source: Ghanasoccer.com