Every month Phelps Stokes’ Programs for Africa and Freedom Endowment hosts a Palaver Hut, a symposium that creates an environment of productive dialogue on an important issue. This month’s event is entitled, “Women’s Entrepreneurship and International Partnership”. We are extending an invitation to you and hope to see you there. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Phelps Stokes recently arranged a program for a group of Syrian higher education professionals and representatives from various Syrian universities. The visitors came to the United States through the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.
Phelps Stokes is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating the 85th birthday of our most distinguished Career Ambassador, Terence A. Todman on March 12. 2011. We will be hosting a Gala in his honor. The Gala will also mark the creation of an educational foundation in honor of Ambassador Todman.
On April, 8 2011, Phelps Stokes' Program for AfricaFreedom Endowment will host the"Palaver Hut: A Roundtable Discussion on International Ethical Leadership. Panelist include: Mayor Adamou Njoya of Fouban, Cameroon, Mayor Khalifa Sall of Dakar, Senegal, and Mayor Malick Diop of Fann-POINT-E-Amtie, Senegal.
For many young American children, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was a source of home education. The PBS programs Sesame Street, Arthur, Mister Rodgers Neighborhood, and Barney teaches children how to share, count, and recite ABC's. Sesame Street has been running for over 40 years in America. Nigeria has recently launched its own version of the popular children-educational program. The show is entitled, “Sesame Square.
Cocircte de Ivoire's children are back in school after a five-month long conflict ravaged the country. UNICEF reports that 85 percent of schoolchildren in the area have returned to school. Although the report is positive also reveals a weakness in the educational system.
2011 is the year of the Afrodescendants. In celebration of this occasion, there will be a summit focusing on the issues surrounding Afrodescendants around the world. The summit is scheduled to take place August 18-21, 2011 in the city of La Ceiba, Honduras. The First World Summit of Afrodescendants announced its launch May 26, 2011 at the Pan American Health Organization building in downtown Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, Phelps Stokes launched the first session of the Health Leadership Development Initiative sponsored by the Merck Co. Inc. This two-year program targets Afro-Colombian high school students in Cali and Quibdo who have demonstrated an interest in studying public health at university.
Phelps Stokes’ Programs for Africa and Freedom Endowment (PAFE) in conjunction with the Congressional African Staff Association (CASA) and honorary hosts Congressman Bobby Rush, Co-Chair of the African Partnership Caucus and Congressman Donald Payne, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, present the 1st Global Ambassador Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 8th from 6pm-8pm at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B369.