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Summer Festivals

RE-POST August 2012 I couldn’t let the summer go by without commenting on a couple of great events VOLO Athletics was a part of this year. In late June we supported LatinCouver’s, ... [Continue Reading]

Italy for Africa

RE-POST May 2012 Football for Africa was a huge success! We held a two-day tournament in a sports complex in the eastern part of Rome. There were ten schools in the boys and girls events, with special ... [Continue Reading]

Pennies for Peru Campaign

RE-POST March 2012 Since February 6th, 2012, northern Peru has experienced a near perfect storm. Record rainfall in the desert and heavy rain in high surrounding regions have led to 1000’s of hectares ... [Continue Reading]

Research shows OA Projects Programs work

RE-POST July 16, 2012 - Research shows OA Projects Programs work A year ago today, I was sitting by the side of a dusty field that was more dirt than grass watching about one hundred teenagers play ... [Continue Reading]

OA Projects Campaign Updates

RE-POST April 30, 2011 - 100 Fair Trade Soccer Balls have been Shipped As most of you know I have been fundraising to send fair trade soccer balls to Gulu, northern ... [Continue Reading]

Flying Home

RE-POST July 20, 2010 My long flight home presented me with a lot of time to reflect on my journey, something I would continue to do for weeks to come. Ultimately, this was my resolution - to not stop reflecting ... [Continue Reading]

Fair Trade Producer Magana Flowers, Kenya

RE-POST July 19, 2010 My third and final stop of the day was to a flower producer. Despite having a hell of a time locating the facility, we arrived late in the afternoon to a welcoming management team. As with ... [Continue Reading]

Fair Trade Coffee Co-op, Kiambu Kenya

RE-POST July 19, 2010 We were headed back out to visit with Ndumberi Coffee Grower’s Co-op Society. Raymond Gjtau Wanyugj was the Chairman of the co-op and extremely knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the ... [Continue Reading]

Alive & Kicking stitching centre, Nairobi

RE-POST July 19, 2010 This was my final day in Africa and I had a lot to accomplish. Stop #1: Before heading back to the coffee ... [Continue Reading]

Mpanga Growers Fair Trade Tea Factory, Uganda

RE-POST July 15, 2010 The western Ugandan landscape is beautiful with its rolling hillsides and lush green vegetation. It is also carpeted by tea plantations. Miles and miles of rich bright tea leaves coat the ... [Continue Reading]