ISSN 1710-6931 September 4, 2009 Issue 145

Elite Friends Academy Offers Help To The Poor

The Elite Friends Academy was opened on January 3, 2005, in Nairobi, Kenya, as a day-care center to assist those parents who could not afford to send their children to surrounding schools.

The majority of the children are refugees, orphans, HIV/AIDS victims that come from poor families.

The academy, which started with 27 students, was so named because the organizers see these children as leaders of tomorrow who, despite their status, have the right to be integrated into the community and to accept themselves. Elite Friends Academy

Mike Immaculate Group Of Schools Want To Partner With RESPECT

Mike Immaculate Group of Schools, located in Nigeria's capital Lagos, want to enter into a partnership with RESPECT International. Established in 2004, the group comprises a nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as a computer college.

Thirty-six refugee students and approximately 280 non-refugee students attend Mike Immaculate Group of Schools.

"I want to partner with your reputable organisation because I want a group of organisations encouraging communication between young people across the world," says proprietor Ademola Ogunyebi. Mike Immaculate


Artists for Humanity Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Artists for Humanity will celebrate its 10th anniversary from December 19 to 25, 2009.

In fact, the Artists for Humanity initiative – ArtHum – was launched on December 19, 1999, in Kinshasa the capital of the Democratic Republic Congo by Amisi Mutambala, but mainly conducted its activities in the eastern part of the country, with a regional integrated vision.

During the 10th anniversary celebrations of ArtHum, cultural and arts-based activities will run for seven days in Uvira and Fizi territories (South Kivu province in DR Congo). These include conferences, debates, concerts and cultural and arts-based displays on such topics as education, peace, human rights and HIV/AIDS. Artists for Humanity

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