VOA News Reports: Ante Up For Africa Creates Sustainable Change in Darfur
VOA News reporter Jennifer Glasse attended the 2010 4th Annual Ante Up For Africa Charity Poker Tournament on July 3 to interview celebrities, poker players and enthusiasts about the cause. After speaking with Ante Up For Africa co-founder Annie Duke and AUFA supporter Matt Damon, Glasse learned that AUFA does more than simply raise awareness and money – it creates sustainable change for Darfur.
Specifically, part of this change comes from the stable infrastructure and jobs being created through the Gangy High School project and the Women’s Centers in North Darfur. Both of these projects help to encourage better education, ways for women and mothers to provide for their families and ultimately sustainable change for those living in Darfur.
Glasse also reports on a new campaign against conflict minerals used in cell phones and computers that are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The trade for these minerals is fueling the conflict in this region and the Enough Project wanted to bring attention to the situation. As a long time benefactor of the Enough Project, AUFA supported the charity’s recent venture to create a viral video to do just that.
To view a portion of the Enough Project’s campaign video and the entire VOA News clip, watch below.