Friday, March 30, 2007
ASAP Africa’s Stephanie Marienau will graduate from Vanderbilt University this May with a degree in English and French. She was overjoyed with the latest news that she was accepted into George Washington University where she can continue her education in international development. Stephanie will also travel to Malawi after graduating from Vanderbilt to develop ASAP’s contacts and research for our expansion projects.
Stephanie will celebrate her 22nd birthday tomorrow the 31st of March. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHANIE! This is going to be one BIG celebration.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Being an ASAP Field Officer (Community worker/ Social worker) must be rooted in deep love for what you do for yourself and for the clients or community you serve. “He being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of nature instead of feverish, selfish, little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy”. George Bernard Shaw once wrote this statement referring to it to be the true joy of life, meaning that community work/field work is not the best for somebody with complaints, grudges, and ailments, or some one who should only focus on project benefits to himself.
All knowledge is in vain when there is no work. All work is empty when there is no love. Working with love can best be symbolized to weaving a cloth with threads drawn from the heart as if your beloved were to wear that.
To work with love would be likened to sowing seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, as if your beloved were to eat the fruits.
By: Manjoro Lovemore- Field Officer, Sakubva
Friday, March 23, 2007
ASAP is springing forward with some of our newest activities and latest accomplishments. We have prepared our spring newsletter for our friends to take a look at some of the newest births at ASAP as well as the growth of some of our older projects. This is truly an exciting time for all of the ASAP family. We are expanding our work into Malawi and bringing forth new partnerships in the United States. Enjoy the spring breeze while reading the ASAP Newsletter!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
In observance of World Water Day March 22, 2007 ASAP Africa has set a goal of providing 300 rural families directly affected by HIV/AIDS with the ability to extend the limited water available for year-round farming through home Drip Irrigation Kits. “We only need 240 more like-minded people, each donating $70, to reach our goal!”, according to Shannon Dunn, ASAP Africa’s Fund Development Coordinator. A single drip kit will allow a family of five or more to harvest crops all year-round - year in and year out. Located in Zimbabwe, the project will improve the lives of some of the neediest families living on Earth today.
There is no life without water. Nowhere is this more true than in the subsistence farming communities in rural Zimbabwe. Along with the ASAP training in Permaculture techniques, a home Drip Irrigation Kit creates a drought resistant family that will endure regardless of the rains. It enables them to use a relatively small amount water to produce abundant crops throughout the year. This enables the community to not only to better care for themselves but also to care for the increasing number of HIV/AIDS orphans in their community.
Your $70 donation today will bring new life and hope to a family, enabling them to sustain themselves throughout the year. Some may think that one person can not make a difference, but they are wrong! One person can make a difference. Just Imagine - the amount you may spend on one nice dinner ….only $70…. will help a family of 5 or more eat for a year!
For more information on how you can help ASAP Africa in their efforts to help people in their efforts to improve their own lives, call 770-632-7451 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also make your donation on-line at www.asapafrica.org or by mail to:
ASAP Africa, 189 Fulton Ct., Peachtree City, GA 30269
Don’t wait...Do it now!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Tom Arsenault and Elizabeth Bara were recently highlighted in The National Peace Corps Association Worldview Magazine as “Giving Back” to our countries and communities through service. Tom and Elizabeth joined the Peace Corps and served in
Thursday, March 08, 2007
ASAP Africa and Catholic Relief Services have joined forces to bring the Out of School Adolescents project to
The fact is that 60% of the targeted adolescents have lost one or both parents and now have the responsibility of taking care themselves and other siblings. What about their EDUCATION? Many of these youth are resorting to drugs, prostitution, and other crimes to find means for survival. This just adds to the cycle of poverty and AIDS/HIV.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007