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BaoBao Foundation strives to strengthen communities in West Africa and Colorado, create awareness of the richness of West African arts and culture and empower communities in Ghana through endeavors such as the BaoBao Library Project.
ON JUNE 2, 2019, TEAM ZIMBABWE RODE IN THE ELEPHANT ROCK CYCLING FESTIVAL FOR THE 10TH TIME.
AND THANKS TO COURAGEOUS RIDERS
(THREATENED BY HAIL AND HAMPERED BY WIND), BOLD FUNDRAISERS, EXTREMELY GENEROUS DONORS AND UNTIRING VOLUNTEERS... TOGETHER WE HAVE RAISED $60,000 AND COUNTING TO HELP THE CHILDREN.
We strive to highlight the distinct birth countries and culture of our campers, while also emphasizing the shared experience among adoptees born in African countries, the Caribbean, and African-Americans born in the U.S.. It is that connection — with other families, a child’s cultural heritage, the greater community, and role models — that affirms a child’s self-worth and belonging.
At African/Caribbean Heritage Camp, we work hard to represent each of the 12 to 15 countries and cultures our children come from. We are very fortunate to have supportive presenters, entertainers, and counselors from the diverse African/Caribbean community in Colorado and across the country, as well as counselors and presenters who are adoptees themselves. They are the racial mirrors our children need to see, learn from, and often develop lifelong relationships with. The rich and varied African/Caribbean culture is infused in all aspects of camp, for an authentic & fun experience!
Our journey began humbly in 2018 with our first Msasa African Market Conservatory Green at Stapleton. We were excited and humbled by the support we received from the community and we look forward to Msasa African Market 2019.
In 2017 the Run for Rwanda 5k reached its decade-long goal of completing construction of the Kibali Health Center. Thanks to you and many others like you, diseases like malaria are no longer a death sentence, mothers have a safe and clean place to deliver their babies, and hundreds of HIV positive Kibali residents ate now receiving antiretroviral medications that stave off the devastating effects of AIDS.
Starting last year, the run changed its focus to help fund the construction and operation of the Kibali Thriving Center, a multi-faceted community development and vocational training center. With so many Kibali residents being given a new chance at survival, this center offers programs to help residents rise above the crippling effects of poverty in which the average resident subsists on less than $1 per day.
Running Wild is an annual 5K and Fun Run benefiting African wildlife. We are a project of Wildlife Protection Solutions, a 501c3 Non-Profit that is dedicated to raising awareness about African wildlife endangerment and to raising donations on behalf of African wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts.