SIERRA LEONE FLOODING - ACTION NEEDED NOW
Action Africa office was contacted early this morning with sad reports and photos about loss of hundreds of human lives due to natural disasters around Freetown, Sierra Leone. Heavy rains and unsteady terrains have led to mudslides that have buried dozens of homes in heavily crowded residential areas of the region. International media like the BBC and regional media in Sierra Leone have already confirmed that this disaster is a whole lot bigger than earlier thought. Calls are going out for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief....
VOA NEWS COVERS ACTION AFRICA CONTAINER SHIPMENTS
Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Our friends and colleagues on the ground in southeastern Nigeria recently recommended and pleaded for a program to assist young primary school students with computer literacy. For children in Nigerian primary schools ages 5-11 years, the existence of Tablets, IPods, and the like, remain a mystery much less their use. It is on behalf of children with this type of background that Action Africa, (in partnership with its Nigerian affiliate, African Action on Health & Education), has decided to embark on an aggressive computer appreciation and training program. The target population is the pre-high school children...
PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION
Action Africa is reaching out and partnering with local community organizations, cooperative entities, farmers’ groups and others in an effort to be an effective catalyst in growing more food and providing nutrition to local populations in Africa. This effort is occurring in many fronts. Although much of our program outreach in previous years have centered in the two West African countries of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, this current food security program has attracted interest even as far away in East Africa as Uganda. Action Africa remains... continue reading