Navigation Links
Africa Development Group Works to Raise $100K to Improve Health, Education and Combat Hunger in Liberia
Date:4/27/2013

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 27, 2013

The Detroit-based Africa Development Group has committed to raising $100,000 this year to support critical change for the people of Liberia, West Africa.

"Our sisters and brothers in Liberia, West Africa are survivors of a 14-year civil war, which left them without food to eat, medical attention, clothing, shelter and clean drinking water—the basic needs of life," says ADG director Kojo Darden. "They desperately need our help to live."

The Africa Development Group is an all-volunteer organization founded by the Shrines of the Black Madonna of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church and operating in partnership with the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church in Liberia.

PAOCC Liberia was formed when youth from the war-ravaged country reached out to the Michigan-based church for assistance. (Learn more) Church members traveled to Liberia to learn about the realities Liberian people face. "We visited the one public hospital—badly in need of hospital supplies, equipment and medical professionals," says Darden. "There wasn’t even a stethoscope."

"We met teachers who worked for free to educate as many of the people as they could. We also met the people in the villages who lived day by day off whatever they could salvage from the land."

"I felt like there was more that I could do besides studying, praying and wishing things would get better," says social worker Darden.

ADG is focused on addressing three critical areas of concern:

a) Inadequate health care. One understaffed hospital without sufficient medical supplies and equipment for millions of people.

b) The lack of schools and educational opportunity rendering the majority of the population uneducated and without opportunities.

c) The exceptionally high amount of unemployment (80-85%) resulting in a tremendous number of beggars and homeless people.

ADG funds are to be used to build and support a not-for-profit school, to provide much needed supplies and funding to the hospital, and to support farming initiatives to combat hunger and encourage entrepreneurism.

The Africa Development Group accepts donations on its website africandevelopmentgroup.org and by mail. We are also working to build awareness of our work via social media. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

We invite every person and organization to consider how they can support our work.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10672530.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
2. Rheumatic heart disease is significantly under-treated in Africa and India
3. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
4. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
5. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
6. U.S. Assistance to Africa Cut AIDS-Related Deaths: Study
7. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
8. WSU study finds overwhelming evidence of hidden heart disease in hypertensive African-Americans
9. Nevirapine-based treatment is effective in African women, but not optimal
10. Study finds socioeconomic status linked to weight gain and risk of obesity in African-American women
11. Stanford researchers discover the African cichlids noisy courtship ritual
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years ... General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief ... Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began a second ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know the routine: ... wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses of ... and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, or ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. Lydia ... No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to take ... Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care to community members in need. Each ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and wellness is a topic that should ... event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are a severe form of a headache ... migraines would not wish the pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can last ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... –This week, Atascadero water heater company First Call Plumbing has issued ... report, click here or see below. , There are two main ... the type chosen is almost entirely up to personal preference. However, tankless water heaters ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)...  Despite the recent explosion in Big Data, the ... embrace Big Data due to the inherent costs and ... organizations have begun looking to Big Data as a ... --> --> According ... Big Data has started informing many decisions. In fact, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) will present at ... at 9:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in ... Meline , executive vice president and chief financial officer at ... presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar on Amgen,s ... webcast will also be available on Amgen,s website for at ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Redwood Scientific Technologies, Inc. announced today the development and ... balance their hormones. This product will be featuring Redwood,s ... Cardiff , President and CEO. "I am proud that ... of women across the country and around the world ... research and development team is confident that through the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: