March 2010


Queen Ogor from Cross Rivers State, Nigera, is the first to admit that it’s not easy being a girl, especially when you’re 19 and a single mother.

Africare first encountered Queen selling corn on the streets of Abuja to support her young son and invited her to join a program that empowers young women who are less privileged, especially those at risk of sexual exploitation from working on the streets.

Today Queen is back to work but with a new trade she learned from Africare-- tie dying! The new skill not only supports her son but also helps her mother. And she’s able to serve as a peer educator to give other girls and boys in her community the knowledge she never had when she was their age. 

Here you can read a detailed account of Ibrahim's first experiences with a young Africare and its humble beginnings. 

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Who's coming Next?
Pass It On! Story Line-up:
April 2010
Fatimata Yero

May 2010
Innocence Dgate

June 2010
Ousseini Yade

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It's Africare's new campaign to connect YOU to people overcoming major issues impacting the African continent, issues like unsafe drinking water, food insecurity, and the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS.
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