Friday, April 20, 2007

Join ASAP Africa at the Serenbe Market Every Saturday

Join ASAP at the Serenbe Market every Saturday from 8:00am to noon. We will be featuring locally roasted, organic fair trade coffee. ASAP is thrilled to take part in such a wonderful event. This is the perfect opportunity to come out and meet with the staff and volunteers of ASAP and get a one on one understanding of who we are and what we do.

We are also recruiting volunteers who would be interested in becoming a “Helping Hand” with ASAP and join us at our Serenbe fundraising booth. Just pick a Saturday that you would like to help and we will sign you up. Click Here for more volunteer opportunities with ASAP Africa and set your mind to make a difference today!

Serenbe Farms
8715 Atlanta Newnan Rd.
Palmetto, GA 30268

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Sigh of Relief

My name is Magaret Derera. I am aged 39. My husband passed away in 2005. Since that time I have been a begger. No one of my husband’s relatives helped me since the economic hardship destroyed the extended family structure in Zimbabwe.

I was begging for everything from food, rent, to school fees. Even now I am hungry but I am not going to buy food with this Z$10,000.00 which I have just borrowed but I am going to start a project. Z$10,000.00 might be small but for me, it is a lot of money. I have never handled Z$10,000.00 since the death of my husband.

Look at my smile. I am smiling from deep down in my heart – It’s a sigh of relief.

By Mrs. Magaret Derera of St Joseph’s Cluster on 09-03-2007 talking to Senior Field Officer Samanga after forming the Rujeko Club and loaning Z$10,000.00.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Oprah's Leadership Academy Blog Partners with ASAP Africa

ASAP has partnered with Oprah’s School to bring the latest information to you through our blog. We are extremely excited about this partnership. Through our blog you will gain a better understanding of ASAP’s philosophy’s and how they coincide with Oprah’s mission of providing education to girls in South Africa living in poverty. ASAP believes that the key to eliminating poverty is EDUCATION and we will continue to work with other organizations that follow in this belief. View our latest blog on Oprah’s School.

“Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom. With God's help, these girls will be the future leaders on the path to peace in South Africa and the world." – Oprah

Monday, April 02, 2007

All Jokes Aside

April Fool’s Day turned out to be a blast for ASAP and there were no jokes surrounding the hard work and determination of the Y.E.S. volunteers. Ten volunteers from Y.E.S. gave their time yesterday morning to assist ASAP in organizing our books for the Book/ School Supplies drive to ship to Zimbabwe and helped to get many of our office projects off of the ground. They brought so much energy that we actually finished more than expected. ASAP would like to offer a big thank you to all of our volunteers. You truly help to carry out a mission that changes lives one step at a time.