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Africa Dream Project (ADP) exists to eliminate poverty and empower lives.
We are a not-for-profit group founded and run by students. As students, we understand the immense value of education. We also see the extreme poverty in our world. And so, ADP members utilize passion and education to empower otherwise highly vulnerable individuals who live amidst extreme poverty. In doing so, we give them a chance to overcome desperate conditions and positively impact our world!
Our Current Projects exist in Kibera Slum, Kenya. Kibera is known as Africa's most-densely populated slum. It is, by definition, extreme poverty.
ADP takes American students into the slum for hands-on interventions. In doing so, our members gain new depths of compassion and dedication as they experience life with the people they seek to help.
Our two long-term projects in Kibera:
1. Construction of the FIRST world-class high school for Kibera's orphans.
- The high school will allow orphans to accomplish their dreams as connect from middle school to University. There are an estimated 50,000 orphans in Kibera alone! Currently, most have no access to any high school. We’re changing this!
2. Micro-Enterprise business for widows in Kibera.
- Widows are marginalized and vulnerable. There are thousands in Kibera, a place where 1 in 5 people is HIV-infected! As a result, many widows must resort to commercial sex just to provide food for their children. ADP is helping to take women out of prostitution and supply them with noble small-scale business.
ADP also intensely engages the American community by actively creating awareness about poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa and the world. We paticpate in national events and local events year-round.
We currently have one official chapter at the University of Southern California.