Giving All We’ve Got! #givingheartsday

ASAH Vice President Kevin Brooks explains why he gives ASAH and The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment all he’s got. He hopes you will give a little on Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 8th, 2018.

Kevin Brooks

I didn’t want to be that guy, the one who goes to Africa and has his life turned upside down—but I’m him.  I visited the Kakuma Refugee camp in 2007 with Joseph Akol Makeer, Deb Dawson and Matt McGregor on our way to making the documentary African Soul, American Heart.  We traveled on to Duk Payuel, South Sudan, and asked the people of Joseph’s village what we could do, and the answer was “school, school, school.”
Ten years later, African Soul, American Heart has put three boys and one girl through high school in Kenya and we currently have 43 girls in boarding school in Uganda.  We had to move the whole program twice, once after fighting broke out in South Sudan in 2014 and again in 2016 when the flood of refugees to Uganda overwhelmed the town we had relocated to.  Deb Dawson deserves almost all the credit for…

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