Faith Rowold

Monday, Sep 08, 2014

Mothers’ Union Organizes to Boost Adult Literacy

“Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.”  
Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan In honor of International Day of 

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Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

Tackling Gender-Based Violence through Education and Action

Earlier this year, during the 2014 UN Commission on the Status of Women events in March, I had the privilege of talking with Sandra Andrade, the Coordinator of SADD (Serviçio Anglicano de Diaconio e Desenvolvimento, pronounced as “sadj”), our partner organization in Brazil. 

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Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

‘Fantastical, Magical, Musical Extravaganza’ Entertains and Makes a Difference

Faithful readers (har har get it?), you may remember a story from last year about a remarkable high school student named Benjamin Wright.  Working with a group of friends and fellow actors, he put together seed money to fund a production of “Godspell” that ended up raising nearly

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Friday, Aug 02, 2013

The Importance of Role Models

At the gift shop at Cape Coast Castle, I picked up a copy of The Girl Who Can and Other Stories, by Ama Ata Aidoo.  Aidoo is from Cape Coast, and after discovering her passion for writing while attending Wesley Girls’ High School, she studied English at the University of Ghana in Legon

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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013

A Living Bank

Greetings from Bolgatanga! I am here in northern Ghana visiting the programs of our local partner, ADDRO (the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), in the Anglican Diocese of Tamale.  Bishop Jacob Ayeebo and some of the regional and local ADDRO staff have been graciousl

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Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013

One Million Men, One Million Promises

  The highlight of my week last week – or, let’s face it, my life so far – was on Friday, March 8, when I got to cover the NYC launch of the “Ring the Bell” campaign for International Women’s Day. Our President, Rob Radtke, was invited to speak on a

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