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The Local Take Talks Grass Roots Change With Africa's Children's Fund

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This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) I welcome back Victor Mbaba from Africa’s Children's Fund to speak about their annual gala An Evening of Hope taking place on Sunday, November 7th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Africa’s Children’s Fund has served children for close to thirty years. The organization supports and advocates for children in over 17 countries.

I ask Mbaba why he decided to focus on children. He speaks about a trip back to his home country of Nigeria in 1992 and how he noticed the lack of resources. He mentions that the library had few books. He thought about the school books that were changed out every few years in the USA and began by collecting school books. He felt that by tapping into his new community, he could help his old community thrive and Africa’s Children’s Fund was birthed.

Mbaba speaks to there being an ocean of children over 200,000 have been helped by his organization. He shared a story about two children one living here in our own Clayton County and another living in Lagos, Nigeria. He speaks about the different life outcomes both children will experience due to their assistance.

The Annual Evening of Hope Gala will take place on November 7th at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Atlanta. CDC Guidelines and Protocols will be followed. He mentioned the theme of Thanksgiving for life in the midst of a pandemic that many didn’t survive.

For more information on the Gala or to make a donation please visit www.africaschildrensfund.org or call 770-365-5626.

To attend the Gala

For more information on Victor Mbaba