Today for Global Activism, we talk with three past Global Activists who are collaborating to help people. Their common denominator is that they help HIV/AIDS-affected people in Kenya. Keen Harrison, from Project Harambee joins us, along with Fr. Terry Charlton, co-founder and chaplain at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School and Guy Vaccaro, executive director and president of Upendo Village.
The Women’s Global Education Project was one of our first ever Global Activism stories 10 years ago. And Jerome sat down with its founder, Amy Maglio and two of her partners from Senegal and Kenya to update us on the work the group is doing today.
Judy Kohl grew up in a missionary family in Belgian Congo. When the Belgians were overthrown, her family was forced to flee to Kenya, where she spent much of her childhood. Those times developed Judy’s sense of social justice and giving back.
The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We'll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.
For Global Activism, we talk with Ann Avery. She and her husband founded Worldview Education and Care after they witnessed the plight of young people in the Meru district of northern Tanzania. Among many services, the group helps Tanzanians through providing scholarships for child and adult education, including living expenses and medical care as well as supporting an orphanage. We also talk with group supporter, Susie Rheault.
The bodies of three Israeli teenagers that went missing in the West Bank were found Monday in a Palestinian town. The Israeli government has launched a series of airstrikes in response. We'll talk with Alex Goldman-Shayman, the Israeli Deputy Consul General to the Midwest.
Dana deGrazia was so inspired by the work of her sister and Global Activist, Aliya deGrazia (Small Planet, Big Plans), that she started her own Sex Ed NGO, “Afreaka." The organization came from two pivotal experiences in Dana’s life: her less than adequate experience with sex education in junior high school; and her time as a student in Kenya, where she was “shocked” from “the lack of factual information in all areas of sex education.”
"Harambee" is a Kiswahili term that means "all pull together." When Kathleen Harrison gave her non-profit organization the name Project Harambee, she was hoping to pull a lot together in many little ways.