Changing stereotypes of Africa

Mama Hope has a great campaign to re-humanize Africa.  Through videos they are taking on stereotypes of Africa, an Africa of AIDS, war, rape, genocide, starvation.

Mama Hope feels it is time to re-humanize Africa and look to the positive change that is happening. We’ve had enough of the tragic impressions and abundance of sad, oppressive images that flood media outlets and non-profit campaigns. We want to make the statement that it is time to stop the pity and unlock the potential!

This video of Alex recounting the story of Commando could be any of the kids at PAID.  Intelligent, excited, friendly, eager to learn, checked in and with visions for their future, the kids we know don't match all the stereotypes of Africa.  Do they have challenges?  Yup, poverty is a huge issue as is health and nutrition.  But human capacity is the thing, investing in potential.

We agree completely with Mama Hope's Unlock the Potential campaign!