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Eca Leadership Foundation Launches The Africa Rise Project in Hamburg, Germany
The mission of the Africa Rise Project is “To support diverse grass-root NGOs across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with funding and professional services.” The project seeks to raise funds primarily through the sale of original songs from African and foreign artistes as well as donations. The theme song of the project, Africa Rise Up, written by the founder, Akoto Antwi, and recorded by Miguel has been released for sale on iTunes and all major digital distributors.
At the launch, the Founder and President of ECA, Mr. Akoto Antwi said a majority of NGOs in SSA lack financial resources and the management expertise, needed to sustain their projects. He added that many of these projects, if funded and well executed have the potential to significantly affect the lives of millions of Africans. He therefore called on all Artistes who are passionate about the development of the continent to get involved with the project.
Mr. Akoto further reiterated ECA’s commitment towards Africa and encouraged all grass-root NGOs across the continent to contact ECA if they need any professional advice in the running of their NGOs and apply for funds when applications are called. The first call for funding applications will be released in August 2013.
For more information on the Africa Rise Project please visit our website at www.africa-rise.org.
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Mr. Patrick Terkpetey
ECA Leadership Foundation
Tel: +233 2070 24748