Worldview 10/8/10

October 8, 2010

Photo by Linda Lutton Photography
Linda Lutton Reports from the Suburbs

We hear about the conflict in the Middle East. And, we'll find out why so many women want to leave Congo and escape the violence. 

Also, Jerome talks with an escaped rebel leader of the Senegalese army.

YLTWV. I’m JM.
 
It’s Thursday, and time for our Global Activism series.
 
Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.
 
Bernadette Chopra is the founder of Young Africa USA. The organization supports vocational training programs in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Young Africa was started by two of Bernadette’s closest friends, Raj and Doreen.
 
Their work with street kids in Nairobi, Kenya made them realize how few opportunities available for young kids who had dropped out of school. 
 
 So Raj and Doreen went back to Holland- Doreen is Dutch- and began writing letters to various countries in Africa, with the hope of starting a program…
 
 
12:xx                        Global Activism: Teaching Trades to Young People in Africa
Bernadette Chopra is the founder of Young Africa USA.
Young Africa:
1st Q:
ENCO                                               Runs: 16:19
Ic: …They kind of basically did their research and
Oc: …. And they will take and will do something with it.[ NO BACK ID]
 
 
 
Bernadette Chopra is the founder of Young Africa USA. You can find out more information about Young Africa and Young Africa USA on our website at wbez dot org slash worldview.
 
 
While you’re there you can hear more stories from our Global Activism series. And you can download the global activism podcast.
 
You can also suggest someone you think we should include in the series.
 
Bernadette Chopra suggested herself.