How To Build a 'Happy Memory'--Volunteerism at Work in Zimbabwe

From DipNote: Latest Stories Sat Jan 19 2013, 12:20:00

Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and interests come to Zimbabwe. They come to see the rhinos, elephants, and Victoria Falls; they come as part of church mission groups to build health clinics and schools; and they come to share their expertise and learn from Zimbabweans at all levels. Many American visitors end up doing a lot more than what they planned, motivated by the strong American sense of taking action when faced with a needy situation, as well as a personal desire to change situations for the better. At the U.S. Embassy in Harare, we often hear about these proactive, engaged Americans and are proud that they accomplish so much on their own. When possible, we support them with advice, publicity, and small grants.

"I wanted to make a happy memory," explains Dennis Gaboury, the founder... more »

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Zimbabwe:   Social Media Becomes Mugabe's Nightmare (analysis)
Inter Press Service
25 October 2016

In a WhatsApp video that went viral in September, a middle-aged Zimbabwean man addresses President Robert Mugabe, telling him that 90 percent of the people in the country are unemployed and do not ... [read more]

Nigeria:   APC Must Resolve Crisis Before January 2017 or Lose 2019 - Deputy Spokesperson (news)
Premium Times
25 October 2016

The deputy spokesperson of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has said that the party must resolve its ongoing crisis or risk losing reelection in 2019. Mr. Frank, who addressed ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Confess Your Sins, Senior Advocates Tell Corrupt Nigerian Judges, Lawyers (news)
Premium Times
25 October 2016

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gbenga Awomolo, has called on the Bar and the Bench to humble themselves. Mr, Awomolo spoke on behalf of the body of the senior advocates of Nigeria at the 2016/2017 new ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!