Wednesday, November 29, 2006

ASAP partners with

ASAP is excited to announce our newest partnership with This company is a revolutionary online store created for the community-minded shopper. Every transaction made on the Giveline store generates a charitable contribution to your favorite non-profit organization. We hope this is ASAP Africa!. With Giveline's direct supplier relationships, this contribution is significant and truly makes a difference. Thank you for sharing our vision and for shopping with!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Yes! Yes! Yes!

This past Sunday Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged Services) and REC (Religious Education Center) donated their time, energy, and patience once again to help ASAP prepare our Holiday Season Fundraiser. Sixteen helping hands prepared over 100 mailings specially designed by ASAP. The fundraiser is just one way for ASAP to say thank you to our friends for your continued support and a reminder to remember those less fortunate during the holiday season. Y.E.S. and REC volunteered with ASAP last month for our Partners for Literacy Drive and boxed over 5,000 books in less than four hours. Thank you guys for all of your help.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sandy Creek High School Does It Again

ASAP Africa is so inspired by the enthusiasm that the students of Sandy Creek High School continue to show toward achieving our shared vision of a world without poverty. This week Sandy Creek donated a yet another trunk load of books to the Partners for Literacy Book Drive sponsored by ASAP and the Rotary clubs of Peachtree City, Fayette Daybreak, and Fayetteville. All of the books collected will benefit primary school children in Zimbabwe. Flat Rock Middle and Burch Elementary schools have also helped with the drive. ASAP was also surprised to see a bulletin board highlighting the book drive that Mrs. Holland’s class designed. Thank you Sandy Creek High School for all of your hard work!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It's An International Celebration

November 12th-16th is International Education and Exchange Week (IEW). During this week the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education created a joint initiative to promote international awareness. Their goal is to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, an exchange experiences in the United States. President George Bush once stated “When students get to know each other, they learn the universality of many values. That’s going to be important for peace in the world.”

The truth is that from lack of knowledge many people do perish and this week is dedicated to opening the eyes and minds of many. When we come together as a whole and move forward towards the greater good we will finally become the change that we want to see.

International Education Week will be held November 12th-16th of 2007 and November 17th -21st of 2008. It is never too early or too late to get involved.

For more information visit International Education Week.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Urban Village Savings & Lending Project

The beauty of urban Zimbabwe is quickly being eroded by overcrowding, unemployment, and the devastating affects of the HIV/AIDs pandemic. To address these urgent issue, ASAP Africa is proud to join forces with Africare, CARE, CRS, Mercy Corps, Oxfam GB, Practical Action and Save the Children UK on a new urban Joint Initiative project.

ASAP Africa , as an implementing partner of CARE Zimbabwe, is proud to announce the birth of our newest partnership, Kufusa Mari Urban. This new project aims to reduce the food insecurity and improve and diversify the income sources of vulnerable households as well as reduce the suffering and improve the resilience of HIV/AIDS affected families. The hope for tomorrow lives in us all, but it is up to us to bring it forth.

Please read more about the Joint Initiative Consortium project here.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Welcome On Board Ed

ASAP is honored to bring Mr. Ed Outlaw to our Board of Directors. Ed officially joined the ASAP team October 31, 2006. He is the President of Outlaw Consulting, Inc. which was founded in 1998. Ed has worked with numerous companies in a variety of industries to negotiate incentives for expansions and relocations, and to help companies take advantage of state tax credits. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Emory University and a Masters degree in Taxation from Georgia State University. Ed is an active member of the Peachtree City Rotary Club, the Georgia Society of CPA's, the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Outlaw Consulting visit