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Love Army For Somalia

In March 2017, just 6 years after the drought that claimed a ¼ of a million people’s lives, another critical level famine alert was raised in Somalia that severely affected as much as 6.2 million nearly 50% of the population. With very little international aid preparing to step in to help and assist, We teamed up with Lenny Kravitz, Jerome Jarre Turkish Airlines, and the Ben Stiller Foundation to raise nearly 3 Million USD to implement an emergency aid program.

Over the course of several months throughout 2017 the team worked tirelessly to recruit the help necessary to procure family-sized food and water parcels to help combat malnutrition, starvation, and dehydration. The parcels included flour, rice, dates, cowpeas, sugar, maize, and powdered milk which were sourced as locally as we possibly providing the circumstance.

The project was officially completed in December 2017 when we used the remainder of the raised funding to establish a sustainable irrigation program in Jubaland. The project is one of the largest sustainable projects in the area completed in the last decade and will help service around 1/66th of the entire population.

 For more information click here…

IHeart in Somalia

We Will Rise In Wakanda

We worked with an international team of educators to edit and produce a 6-part Pan-African lesson plan and workshop which was made available to all of the participants and the world. As a result of the project P.A.P.P, the Pan-African Pen-Pal. The program was created to help bridge the gap between the children of the diaspora who will become the leaders of tomorrow's globalized economy.To find out more details about the WeWillRizeInWakanada project click here…

bpanther

On the back of the huge success of Marvel’s Black Panther, we decided to take advantage of the educational opportunities presented in the film’s ideas, concepts, and principles. After making arrangements with over 25 different youth, school and community-based organizations, plans were set to take just under 1,500 students from 5 cities in 4 countries to screenings of the film.

Haile Selassie High School Library Refurbishment

The library refurbishment officially began in the summer of 2018 with the assistance of Jamaica’s own Kabaka Pyramid, the school’s students, and some of the equally interested local communities members in clearing out and cleaning the library space. After this, the team brought in the professional assistance funded by JesseRoyal of Anice an interior designer from House of Pretty who worked alongside the school Librarian tasked with reimagining the space to stimulate, inspire and nurture young minds and implementing the Ethiopian colors of the imperial

With the help of our donors, we received a total budget of £37,342.29/$47,424.70. And through the support of FruitsNRootz and worldwide donations contributed an additional £11,077.55/$14,068.50which was used to purchase the interactive whiteboard including its shipping, a collection of over 1500 library books, operational costs such as vehicular rentals, accommodation, and unforeseen administrative costs along the way.

Meteba Medical Centre in Nagba, DRC

Our first completed major project on the continent took place at the Meteba Medical Centre in Nagba, Democratic Republic Of Congo. Situated in the more rural area of South Kinshasa and serves an immediate population of around 27,000 people. As one of the few medical centers serving as a maternity unit in the area it was heavily relied on but ill-equipped with outdated resources to effectively cater for the community. 

 When we first visited there wasn’t enough medicine, equipment or staff. There was no front door, electricity, sanitation, the roof leaked, and everything was covered in dirt. They only had 8 beds, 5 on one ward and 3 in the maternity unit Babies were being born there and getting infected because of the poor hygiene. With the help of the people we keep the centre open, improve the medical facilities as well as refurbish & modernise the building.

Meteba now has:

  • A new roof on all the buildings and refurbished ceilings.
  • Refurbished flooring and flood defences.
  • A new clean water tank.
  • Solar electricity so they don’t have to rely on the electrical grid
  • Lights in every room and lighting outside 
  • Full bathroom facilities 
  • New beds, mosquito nets & mosquito protection on the windows and doors.
  • More medicine
  • New equipment including an incubator for premature babies
  • A sanitary observation room.
  • A refurbished seating area, a new entrance with a front door

For more information about the Meteba Clinic visit here…http://www.iheartafrica.org/donations/rebuilding-ngaba-hospital/

Ghana – Akosombo School

Since October 2017, when the project was first conceived, the team worked hard continually liaising with pivotal members of the communities that gravitate around the schools in Ghana.

In Akosombo 2007, Team ODG and the Wood world mission established a primary school that has played a pivotal role in the development of the broader area. Coming up to 11 full years on, many of the students now ready for high-school have to travel for miles to attend at a cost that many parents are unable to afford. The team decided to build a local high school that would be internationally connected via technology and a progressive educational program.

With the help of our donors, we received a total budget of £37,342.29/$47,424.70. And through the support of FruitsNRootz and worldwide donations contributed an additional £11,077.55/$14,068.50which was used to purchase the interactive whiteboard including its shipping, a collection of over 1500 library books, operational costs such as vehicular rentals, accommodation, and unforeseen administrative costs along the way.

To view more details about I Heart Africas work in Ghana click here…..

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/prmlh04nb9nrore/AADRU_T4_Pl0UwCLknhgL2M6a?dl=0

This is what we are going to do: Build an orphanage to support 150 children.

  • Establish educational institutes based on Enterprise, Agriculture, Science Entrepreneurship, Trade and Creation.
  • Stimulate self-sufficiency in the community from small home, to big scale agricultural activities
  • Manufacturing products for export but also local/national consumption
  • To create a library, Computer training, Internet services,
  • To construct recreation and business centre
  • To run a youth and adult learning centre
  • To run a Nursery, primary school and secondary school.
  • To build a youth sport centre and to run sport activities
  • Information centre i.e. cultural heritage and tourist promotion services and marketing rural

The additional money raised for the Meteba Medical Centre was used to help the Masika Centre, an orphanage and therapy center for victims of sexual violence based in south Kivu. The staff are severely under-resourced, under-funded, and undersupported. After seeing the conditions in which the community volunteers were dealing with we began entering discussions about what we can do to help.

of sexual violence based in south Kivu. The staff are severely under-resourced, under-funded, and undersupported. After seeing the conditions in which the community volunteers were dealing with we began entering discussions about what we can do to help.