President Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica this week. Bolivian President Evo Morales announced plans to boot the US Agency for International Development from the country. And the latest Global Activism conversation highlights Pan African Rural Health and Social Services.
Pan African Rural Health and Social Services (PRHeSS) aids rural Africans in: maintaining clean drinking water; sanitary living conditions; poverty alleviation and opportunity through education. For Global Activism, PRHeSS Founder, Dr. Sam Kormoi, along with PRHeSS Board Director, Lesta Woods, will share stories about the people and communities they're helping to transform.
For our Global Activism segment, we catch up with Dr. Nancy Peddle and Francess Browne of the LemonAid Fund. For more than a decade now, they’ve worked to support children and families in Sierra Leone.
A lot of reporters like to say they focus on stories that would not otherwise be told, but in Lynsey Addario’s case it’s really true.Addario, a photojournalist based in Delhi, India, works in places that are extremely dangerous and hard to reach - places like the Congo and Afghanistan, for instance
Sam Kormoi is the founder of Pan African Rural Health and Social Services (PRHeSS). Sam left Sierra Leone to study medicine here in Chicago. Civil war broke out and his village was destroyed, physically and emotionally.
The recent documentary, War Don Don, follows the trial of Issa Sesay. Sesay was a commander of the rebel group Revolutionary United Front. For ten years, the RUF terrorized Sierra Leone with mass killings, amputations, and forced recruitment of child soldiers.