Africana Women Group

Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow the Special Envoy for Women and Children and Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize, had the honour of being a speaker at the First Ladies High Level Forum a side event held within the margins of the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 23rd, 2014 in New York.Readmore

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Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS (FEACOBA) was established to support educational programs and opportunities for African children orphaned by AIDS. The focus is African Children from Pre K, K-8 who are orphaned by AIDS in Africa. The Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS is a charity project of Irene Menakaya School, a Private School established in August 1979 in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Through our Adopt Education Scheme at Irene Menakaya School, Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS believe that by encouraging respect and responsibility among the parents, teachers and pupils, African Children from less privileged situations and children orphaned by AIDS would become self-directed.

FEACOBA President, Ms. BisilaBokoko Honored Among Top 10 African Women of the Year for 2013

AwardIn the international business community, Bisila Bokoko is 1 of Africa’s most inspirational women who is breaking new grounds not just for herself, but for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 7 years, Bisila ran the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York as its Executive Director and her duty as the Executive Director to the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce was to foster trade deals and to create pathways for businesses looking to enter new international markets. Leaving her role at the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce wasn’t an easy decision for Bisila but it was 1 she had to make because of her love for her NGO “BBALP“. As founder and chairperson of The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBALP), an NGO whose mission is to promote literacy among the African people by building libraries in rural communities across Africa, she is determined to make sure the next generation of African kids get a chance at having the basic education foundation and, giving them a golden opportunity at fulfilling their dreams. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Bisila is also the face behind a new wine, Bisila Wines. She also sits on the advisory board of many African, European and American organizations, such as: Macdella’s Coooper Foundation, Feacoba, African Development Institute, Empretec (UNCTAD-Geneva), Fashion for Development, Africa Fashion Week NY and a few other brands. She is a business leader who delivers, is an inspiration for all women trying to break through the glass ceiling and, is a woman committed to serving the people.

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