People Power During COVID-19: 16th Annual Canada Africa Partnership Virtual Ride is Fundraising for 14 Projects

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COVID-19 has impacted many areas of our lives. The power of coming together and supporting each other is more apparent now than ever.  Every June, projects and organizations unite through the Canada Africa Partnership Ride bike-a-thon to raise funds for community development efforts across Africa. This year is no different.  To continue creating collective impact while staying safe, we are …

Addressing Access to Education from Two Sides

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Addressing Access to Education from Two Sides Our partner in Kenya, the Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project, recognizes the connection between poverty and lack of access to education. That’s why they’re working with families in the Kibera slum community to tackle access to education from two sides. Paying School Fees When families struggle with basic needs like shelter and food, …

Inspiration with Emmanuel Jal in Kakuma Refugee Camp

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Last month Emmanuel Jal and a team of three dedicated My Life is Art (MLIA) leaders spent seven days in Kakuma Refugee Camp training 17 young leaders from the age 12 – 20. The training event was offered through Gua Africa, a project established by Jal to provide educational opportunities to refugee youth. My Life is Art principles are designed …

Annual Review for 2018

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We are thrilled to share this infographic Annual Review. We hope you will enjoy these highlights of our Network’s development impact and financial results! Annual Review – Development Impact in Africa It was a wonderful year for our project communities in Africa. Working with our partners on the ground and our affiliate communities here at home, we’ve achieved important results, …

Zuhura – Cooking up education

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Zuhura is a mother, grandmother and caregiver living in the Kibera slum community of Nairobi, Kenya. It seems like just yesterday that she was struggling to support her family. But, her life is so very different now. With a microloan provided through the Kjiji Cha Upendo (KCU) Children’s project, Zuhura started her own catering business. The funds were enough to …

Art in the Village of Love

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Laura, a long-time volunteer and supporter through Village of Love Canada, visited the families of the Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project in August. While she was there she taught art to the children while they were on school break and also met with many of the caregivers caring for orphaned children. Laura says, “I visited the homes and businesses of …

CAP Ride Bikeathon 2018

Claire Holloway Wadhwani Advancing Education, BWTM, CAPAIDS, Empowering the Grassroots, Investing in Livelihoods, KCU, Mobilizing with Bikes, Promoting Health, Rainmaker Leave a Comment

On June 10, 2018, more than 50 riders took to their bikes for the 2018 CAP Ride Bikeathon. Together, they raised more than $27,000 for six different community projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Thank you to all who rode, donated and supported us in solidarity with our African partner projects! Participating Projects:

Music in May

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During the last two weeks of May, Bridging Worlds Through Music co-Founder Christie Ulicny travelled to Geita, Tanzania for a music teacher training and monitoring visit. Working alongside the BWTM music teacher Paul, they co-led a teacher training for 12 teachers on music theory, performance, keyboard, ukulele and guitar techniques. Paul is a skilled musician and educator, but was also …

A fresh coat of paint and crops ready to go!

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April was a busy month at the CAPAIDS-Uganda Home of Hope as preparations continued for the opening of their Rehabilitation Shelter for Young Women. Some freshly painted walls have brightened up the space – both interior and exterior – making the space ever more comfortable and welcoming for the twelve women who will soon be calling the Home of Hope …

This will be music to your ears!

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The power of music… It’s not ever just about the sounds is it? Our partner – Bridging Worlds Through Music – is using the power of  music to begin creating better futures for marginalized children. Operated by local teachers in Geita, Tanzania, BWTM aims to empower youth through fun group music lessons. Focusing on the development of life skills such as team-work, …

2015, A focus on orphans

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My friend Grace (not pictured here) takes care of 16 children, all orphans, all her brothers’ and sisters’ children, as well as her own children. She has been on her own now for over a decade since loosing her husband. Grace is HIV + and thankfully ARVs came around when they did for her. We’ve been friends for 15 years …

Lillian Ayot

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Lillian is connected to The Needy Support, a community partner who works with the must vulnerable members of their community and helps them to overcome pretty large obstacles. The community group is based outside of Kampala, Uganda and are part of a community that has carried a high burden of poverty and HIV/AIDS. Lillian’s story is a familiar one. She …

AJok Gloria

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Gloria, age 16, is the first born of a family of four children. She is from Northern Uganda. Life changed nearly overnight for Gloria when her father died of AIDS. Gloria’s mother later tested positive for HIV and died the following year, leaving Gloria and her siblings orphaned, alone and without anyone to take care of the family. After Gloria’s …