It’s not everyday when a beauty pageant queen actually follows through on their lofty dreams of world peace and bettering the lives of others. The gorgeous Atti Worku, former Miss Ethiopia 2005 and Dallas/NYC transplant, is changing lives and challenging Dallasites’ generosity to invest in the futures and potential of students in Ethiopia. Her non-profit organization, Seeds of Africa is apart of the Global Giving Challenge going on through the entire month of April and today, April 19, all donations will be equally matched.
In a recent interview with the founder, Worku expressed the harsh reality of these young children in Adama, Ethiopia. Overcrowding, half days, limited curriculum and poor resources plague these students from attaining a proper education that we’ve come to expect and have taken for granted. Seeds of Africa’s mission is to provide a safe haven where students are given the individual attention they need to succeed–from food supplements and medical care to literature, drama, and arts enrichment coursework.
Step up to the Global Giving Challenge, going through April 30, and this project will provide the new Take-Root center with the technology needed to enrich these kids’ education and lives. A donation as low as $10 provides students with a set of headphones for listening to audio books, while a contribution of $1,000 will help purchase land and construction supplies to build the new center.
The initiative isn’t a Band-Aid type of relief that temporary masks dire issues and problems sensationalized by the media. Rather Seeds of Africa is a long-term and sustainable solution to provide these bright pupils with opportunity, hope, and trust in their capabilities to be self-sufficient and to be a contributing Global Citizen. So, help a student become a success story and who knows, karma may repay you with some good fortune or perhaps with one of Worku’s supermodel friends.
To learn more about Seeds of Africa, please visit www.seedsofafrica.org. For more information on the Global Giving and to make a donation towards Seeds of Africa, please visit www.globalgiving.org/projects/elibrary-for-seeds-of-africa.