December 31, 2009

Spread the Word!

I urge you all to purchase a copy of HALF THE SKY and help stand up "against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world." The key to fighting poverty and preventing the cycle of violence in places like Africa and the Middle East is to educate girls and women. Let's all help in our small way to transform the lives of women and young girls around the globe!

You can visit the Half the Sky website at

The Women for Women International Organization works to help women survivors of rape and war in countries such as Rwanda, Sudan, DRC, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and more. You can visit the Women for Women International website at

September 15, 2009

More Pics of My Kids!

Kofi had a couple more photos of the school up on Facebook, so here they are! Check out the number of students!! I'm so proud and fortunate to have experienced the pure love of these beautiful children! I miss them so much and I can't wait to return one day soon and meet all of the new students!

September 14, 2009


My hope is that this remarkable film will bring more critical attention to the plight of child soldiers in Africa and around the world.

September 13, 2009

News from Ghana!

Kofi has been keeping me updated and it appears the school has taken off like a wild fire. There are many new kids coming each week and the school has attracted well over 70 children. And what is really cool is the fact that Kofi has added some art to the new school walls. Here is a picture he sent of the children under the school bus!

Also, I would like to thank all my After School kids for all the fundraising they did over the summer break. They were busy with the Lemonade Sale and the Bead Sale. My group of kids at the Day Care raised over $107.00 for my school in Africa. Way to Go! The money will be doubled by the Director, and it will go towards purchasing supplies for the children in Ghana!


August 27, 2009

So Much Love!

I am thrilled to see so many loving and passionate young people making a difference in our world. As I type this, there are so many people volunteering endless hours to bring positive change to the poorest countries and the most unfortunate people! It makes me very emotional to see their impact on their blogs and websites! I follow a very special young woman's journey in Uganda and her goal to feed over 700 children each day! I read about about a young husband and wife who have dedicated so much of their lives to empowering families who have adopted orphans infected with HIV/Aids. I read about a 20 year old woman who has adopted 13 Ugandan young girls that now call her "Mommy". So many emotional stories, so many people who deserve to be acknowledged! What are you doing to be the change you want to see in our world?

August 11, 2009

My News Articles!

Hi Everyone!
I was just looking over my Ghana blog ( and reflecting on many things when I rediscovered my newspaper articles. The local newspaper printed my write-ups and here are the links to two of them. Enjoy!


August 2, 2009

Another Reason I Don't Buy from Gap!

We have all heard about the inhumane working conditions children are put through at Gap Factories around the world. Here is the latest knock against the clothing giant.

"A FACTORY that produces jeans for US clothing retailers Gap and Levi Strauss is illegally dumping chemical waste in Lesotho, posing a major hazard to children, The Sunday Times reported.
The British newspaper said it had discovered that the plant, operated by Taiwanese firm Nien Hsing, was pouring dark blue effluent into a river used for cooking and bathing.
The paper also alleged that the firm was dumping needles, razors and harmful chemicals at two municipal dumps that attract young children who search for pieces of clothing to sell.
Many of the children worked up to 10 hours per day and complained of ailments that included breathing difficulties, weeping eyes and skin rashes..."

For those of you who don't know where Lesotho is, it's a small country that sits entirely surrounded by South Africa. 40% of the population live below the International Poverty Line of $1.25 a day and the country is severely affected by HIV/Aids.

The devastating price so many need to pay in order to keep the first-world economy thriving.