Lifestyle May 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

Organization of the Week: African Development Foundation

Sandra Appiah | Contributor, F2FA

Sandra Appiah May 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

May 10, 2011 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle

The African Development Foundation (ADF) is Face2face Africa’s pick for Organization of the Month.

The African Development Foundation was created in 2003 as an international non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, to promote goodwill and strengthen relationships between America and Africa through youth-oriented initiatives. Our outreach includes providing African youths with computer training, health-related resources, and recreational outlets.

In this information age of rapidly developing technology, it’s imperative to better prepare Africa’s youth to succeed and participate in the 21st century world of global productivity.

We are therefore committed to offering programs and resources to create opportunities that might otherwise be absent in their lives. This includes:

• Education
• Sports Initiatives
• Health Awareness Campaigns

With the help from concerned individuals, organizations, and corporate sponsors, we are proud to serve disadvantaged African youths that are eager to learn and deserve the pleasures of recreation.

Education
Our learning centers will provide free-access to learn computer skills, study computer educational courses, and utilize the Internet. Classes are designed to improve academic proficiency and develop employable skills. Our training model inspires education in a fun and easy-to-learn environment.

Sports Initiatives
In conjunction with professional athletes, sports associations, and sports companies, we donate recreational supplies and equipment; organize sports clinics; and build baseball fields and basketball courts.

Health Awareness Campaign
The Learning Centers will also be used to disseminate information. In partnership with local government agencies and private organization, we intend to launch campaigns to education and counsel students and adults.

George Ntim, Founder & President
Born in Ghana, West Africa, George is also the Director of Guest Relations and Community Services at the 1,946 rooms New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at Times Square where he interfaces with all operating departments and is responsible for all VIPs. He serves as an Ambassador of the Marriott International’s Northeast Region Business Council and Diversity Program.

For the past ten years, George has been an Adjunct Professor at the New York University and New York City Technical College Hospitality Management Departments, where he teaches Hospitality Management and Lodging Operations. He is an enthusiastic volunteer for the City Meals on Wheels, The New York City AIDS Walks, the Children’s Miracle Network, and the Children’s Aid Society.

 

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