Global Issues Network Conference Program: School Without Walls & Washington International School in Washington D.C. - Page 11

  Lorem  Ipsum   11   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,