Tuesday, April 7, 2015

REAL got a new website, and it is up! Thank you for checking us out! www.real-africa.org

Please join us on May 2, 2015 from 5-7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis-(1900 Nicollet Av, Minneapolis, MN), for our 10 year anniversary celebration of making a difference for girls in Ethiopia.

REAL's first college graduate

REAL's first college graduate, Fenan is now REAL's employee at Oromia/Nekemte site as mentor and in country coordinator for all the sites Ethiopia  empowering other girls. . She is inspirational for so many of girls in REAL program.


Monday, September 2, 2013

REAL Needs Your Vote on September 4, 2013

We need your Vote 9/4/13!

REAL is honored to have been nominated for the African Awards African Non-Profit Organization of the Year!

On September 4, 2013, text the keyword REAL to 24587 to cast your vote for your choice of finalist.

These awards are designed to recognize outstanding African individuals, groups or businesses that have made an impact in the African immigrant community and the community at large in the United States. See this link for more details instruction to participate:  www.africanawards.org/finalists.html

The winner for each category will be honored during an awards ceremony that will be held at the 25th Anniversary for Books for Africa Gala on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Crown Plaza in Saint Paul, Minnesota at 6:00 P.M. 

Thank for your ongoing support!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

REAL's First College Graduate

This is Fenan, the first college graduate from REAL's girls education & empowerment program. She has been the top in her class throughout. She now works with girls at Nekemte site, in Oromia region. We are proud of her! Please view this link (http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/11/trading-childhood-for-marriage/?hpt=hp_c3) why it is important to focus on the education and empowerment of girls in Ethiopia, and join the movement! Thanks

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Opportunity to Volunteer!

Dear Friends of REAL! 

We invite you to volunteer with REAL on July 6 & 7 at Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Church  located at 4000 28th Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55406 (http://oromochurchmn.org) 17th Annual conference. REAL will have information a booth at the conference and in need of volunteers . We have heard that a few hundred people from the Oromo community are expected at this event, and we are planning some kids activities, so we are in need of volunteers to work a shift of a few hours on either or both of those days.  There are several ways to be involved, including running a little carnival game, face painting, volunteering in a book corner (if we can get some books), or staffing the REAL table.  

Please let our intern Alicia Robey know if you and/or anyone you know (e.g. teenagers looking for volunteer opportunities, REAL sponsors, etc) are willing to take one or more of the shifts below and/or if you have access to any of the following items:

Friday, July 6  Event runs from 10am-7pm both days (1st and last shifts include set up and take down) 

Saturday, July 7

Material Needs:
-a tent 
-children's books
-carnival games

You can reach REAL's new intern Alicia Robey at
robey023@umn.edu -612.874.0535 (CPPP Office)
507.272.4122 (cell)

Thank you for all that you do for REAL!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seventh Annual Spring Celebration and Fundraiser

Hello Dear Sponsors and Supports of REAL girls,

"Educate a Girl & Transform a Nation", what a great motto!
REAL(Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives) is indeed heading towards accomplishing this with one girl, one family and community at a time. I am back from my three weeks visit to nine locations in Ethiopia. The girls in the program are excelling in their academic education, life skills and financial self sufficiency... thank you to the girls sponsors and our supporters. It is amazing to witness what one dollar a day can do. Just to name few accomplishments:three pursuing engineering degree, one medical doctor, three pursuing teaching diploma, nine pursuing diploma in different fields, seven in university in different fields of study. eight graduated in teaching, nursing, accounting and other fields of study and most of them employed. We will have two degree graduates by the end of this school year. One in sociology and one in nursing. I am so blown away in their assertiveness and resiliency. Please join us for our annual fundraiser and celebration on May 12, 2012 from 5:30-9pm to take place at Augsburg College Christensen Center. This an event not to be missed! It is only $40 per person. We will have a silent auction again this year. A lot of beautiful items for sale. You can be a full or half table champion that seats 8 people. We depend on you and your friends. Please help to get the word out and send in your reservation to avoid long line. For more information, please call 612-724-2096 or email getreal@real-africa.org.