Talk and Tour with Operation Boot Strap Africa

  • Posted on: 12 November 2018
  • By: minnesotangos
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Operation Bootstrap Africa partners with local communities and uses local resources to help people meet their ever-growing education needs. Their mission is based on the "bootstrap" philosophy of helping people help themselves.  Operation Bootstrap Africa raises money and then grants that money to various education projects. Almost 70% of donor support is from individuals, with another 25% from faith-based communities. For nearly 50 years, their success has solely relied on this support. Their main areas of focus are:

  • School construction including classrooms, teachers' housing, and other school buildings
  • Primary and secondary school student sponsorship, as well as funding for school operations and special projects
  • Funding post-secondary scholarships with a focus on girls pursuing training in education and healthcare fields

The MINN Talk and Tour (T&T) is an opportunity for MINN members to gain first-hand knowledge of the workings of international NGOs in the state. The T&T agenda is simple: Employees of an international NGO offer a private tour of their facility and then field questions about their organization’s work and their office culture.

Registration is free, but required.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: There will be a networking opportunity following the Talk and Tour at starting at 7:30 pm. The networking event is open to all who would like to network with the MINN community and the Operation Bootstrap Africa staff! This will be held at the Crooked Pint Ale House.  

QUESTIONS? Contact Meghan Adams, MINN Program Committee member, at [email protected], with any questions.