Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

Charity, Music and Politics with Band Aid 30

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Charity, Music and Politics are not comfortable bedfellows. At least half the audience will not be happy. But does it really matter – if money will be raised anyway for a good cause. Let us examine the new Bob Geldof project.

We puzzled over the pictures from #BandAid30. Yes, it is a good cause, but why was there so little  involvement from black artists and why are the lyrics so bad?

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Black Celebrities Giving Back

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Black Celebrities, like others  donate to various charities and causes.  When people who are rich and famous give back to others there is a renewed hope in mankind. Here we give examples of what has been done in the past.

It must be noted that this is a snapshot of giving which is in the public domain. It is possible that more giving is being done, which is private or not yet reported. Also a person supporting 30 Charities and another supporting 5 charities does not indicate any “giving back” since we do not report the amount of MONEY or TIME given.

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100 Teachers Enriched By Digicel Foundation, JA

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OCHO RIOS, St Ann:DIGICEL FOUNDATION and the Ministry of Education chose Ocho Rios, St Ann, as the location to continue its enrichment initiative for primary-school teachers with a two-day seminar recently.

One hundred teachers, representing 50 schools from across the island, spent the time upgrading their skills using the technology provided by the telecoms giant. The technology is expected to aid in curriculum delivery as teachers continue the work to improve literacy among primary-school students.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Partners with The Hunger Project

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Over 7 million children will die this year before reaching their fifth birthday — most are from developing countries and their deaths are largely preventable.

The most basic health interventions can mean survival. Among those interventions are vaccination against pneumonia and diseases that cause diarrhea — the leading global killers of children — as well as improving nutrition and sanitation, bolstering child health, and preventing transmission of disease.

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