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Meet the People Behind the Ball – Part 1 of 4

RE-POST August 24, 2012 - Ihsan, Quality Assurance My name is Ihsan and I work in the Quality Assurance Department. My parents were in the teaching profession in Government Sector. They worked hard and did ... [Continue Reading]

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]