Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aid Groups Fret About Zimbabwe Unity Govt Disarray

Daniel Molekele reports today "Aid workers said Wednesday the disarray of the government of Zimbabwe is putting its most vulnerable citizens at risk as hunger and disease threatens to sweep the country.
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai announced last week he was withdrawing indefinitely from a unity government that has been troubled from the moment its ministers were sworn in in February." To read the entire article click here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

October 15th is World Rural Women's Day.
The day provides rural women and their organizations with a focal point to :
1. Raise the profile of rural women,
2. Sensitize both government and public to their crucial, yet largely unrecognized roles, and
3. Promote action in their support. Initiatives on how to celebrate this day are left to individual organizations and communities, according to their own traditions and requirements. Activities or events should be concrete and visible. This action undertaken by rural and farming women in all parts of the world on the very same day, in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation, would strengthen the impact of the day.
To read more click here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New ASAP Project Manager in Malawi

Michael Mainje joined the ASAP Africa team in Malawi last week as the Chivuma Pa Chuma (CCP) Project Manager. CCP mean "Unity for Economic Growth" in the Chichewa language of southern Malawi. Michael holds a BSc in Agriculture and is a certified secondary school teacher, skills that will surely benefit the communities and staff members currently working to improve livelihoods and agricultural skills in rural Malawi with ASAP.