Did you know that in the African nation of Swaziland, the average life expectancy is just 29 years? And did you know that orphaned and vulnerable children account for more than half of Swaziland’s population? What is being done, and must be done, to insure a better future for these youngsters is the subject of a talk by Dr. Ann Williams and Dr. Doug Williams, who volunteer for the faith-based organization “Heart for Africa.”
Thanks to Dr. Valerie Pennanen and her African History class, CCSJ has the opportunity to take a virtual trip to Swaziland. Come and learn how an overseas trip, begun in the aftermath of 9-11, transformed the life of former marketing executive Janine Maxwell, who went on to co-found Heart for Africa and to write two unforgettable books: It’s Not Okay with Me and Is It Okay with You? The aforementioned Williamses also will show pictures and film footage of Heart for Africa’s Project Canaan, a work-in-progress that provides housing, medical care, sustainable agriculture, and educational opportunities for the children of Swaziland.
“Heart for Africa” will take place on the evening of Monday, November 16th at 7 P.M. This free event will be on campus in room 265 and is open to the public.
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