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GIN NGO Fair
Bolded organizations will also be holding Workshops Friday morning.
Africare: Africare is the oldest and the largest African-American led organization in the
development field, and is a leader in development assistance to Africa. Since its founding in
1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries
across the African continent. Africare’s staff has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent –
its challenges and opportunities – and has nurtured valuable relationships with key figures
ranging from community leaders and traditional authorities to presidents and prime ministers.
Africare centers its development approach around active community participation and
partners with local organizations to ensure institutional strengthening and capacity building.
Africare’s coverage is among the widest and deepest of any organization working in Africa,
representing more than 2,500 projects in 36 countries Africa-wide since inception.
Amigos: Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through
collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. Since
1965, more than 25,000 people have become AMIGOS volunteers. Our programs are
completely unique in offering comprehensive leadership training and real-life practices.
AMIGOS combines this training with the complete immersion experience of living in Latin
American communities. AMIGOS volunteers, high-school or college age, immerse
themselves in the language and lives of their host communities, becoming collaborative
participants in sustainable community development work with a lasting impression on all
those involved. AMIGOS offers four to eight week summer and Gap Year programs.
Amnesty International: Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting
injustice and promoting human rights. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom,
truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights
organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help
transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for
our life-saving work.
Arlington Academy of Hope: AAH is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in the United
States that helps children in rural Uganda reach their full potential. We built a model school
and two health clinics so that education and healthcare, local development, and community
outreach could improve the quality of life and transform poor villages into self-sustaining
communities. We do this by engaging a caring community of volunteers, child sponsors,
donors, partners and friends in the United States, Uganda and throughout the world.
Artwork by Lunda Lalondi Vincente Curated by Louise Meyer: My name is Lunda Lalondi
Vincente, and I am a congolese man in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe. I fled the violence that
killed my entire family in Congo. As an artist I work collaboratively with Lony Kiza, my fellow
refugee to produce powerful drawings on the topic of environmental protection. The drawings,