Who Is Shoe4Africa
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Shoe4Africa is a 501 (c)(3) organization. EIN/Tax ID # 02-0766-269
Health & Education.
Holding sporting events where PHO give out advice, counseling, and direction. Getting Olympic athletes to inspire the crowds to get tested, be made aware of the issues, give out thousands of free T shirts 'Promoting AIDS Awareness' in the de-stigma fight, printing leaflets (a first) in the Kalenjin tongue for people where we host our AIDS AWARENESS races and more....
Handing out AIDS Awareness kits to schools, working with preventative health lessons, sponsoring students, working with Barnes & Noble and their Nooks to distribute greater knowledge, and yes, we have built four public schools! Bringing sports and educational equipment to schools that need it. Holding peace sports days for schools and more
WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND PEACE
Women’s empowerment soon followed, if you go to Shoe4Africa races you will see they are somewhat different from other Kenyan sporting events. The peace races had huge impact in 2008; we continue with a yearly event in one of those clashes worst hit areas.
It began, inadvertently with health, a covered toe shoe can easily prevent hookworm. Learning the horrors of malaria we began awareness classes to help prevent the spread of that disease, but our main health initiative must be giving East Africa it's first ever public teaching children's hospital. A healthy Africa is one that will be self-reliant and a strong foothold for the future generation of positive change.
Who Is Shoe4Africa
OUR BOARD IN AMERICA
Anthony Edwards, Chair
Dr. David Feldman M.D.
Stacey Kelly, Treasurer
Toby Tanser, Founder/CEO
Shoe4Africa is led by Toby Tanser, who works as the only fulltime staff, with different groups of volunteers, African, American, and elsewhere, who come on board to make the events and projects possible. Shoe4Africa relies heavily on volunteerism; thus providing and promoting a real and valid sense that this is a working African operation where the 'you' makes the difference. Thanks to all who have helped!