For Release: April 05, 2011
Africa Bridge Founder Barry Childs will speak at Marylhurst University about how micro banking has assisted vulnerable children and their families in Tanzania. For more than a decade, Africa Bridge has helped set up 28 income-generating farming cooperatives in 16 villages in Southwest Tanzania. During this time, Africa Bridge has also built classrooms and medical clinics, provided agricultural training and improved the lives of more than 3,500 children, their families and their village communities.
Africa Bridge is based in the city of Marylhurst and has partnered the cities of West Linn and Lake Oswego, holding many presentations in this area. Over the years, Africa Bridge has received tremendous support from the communities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. Childs lives in West Linn and travels regularly to Tanzania to maintain a clear understanding about the needs of the communities that Africa Bridge supports.
Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore. on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. More than 1,900 students earn degrees on campus and online. Marylhurst offers 20 undergraduate degrees, 9 graduate degrees and 13 professional certificates, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies to prepare students as interdisciplinary thinkers and ethical leaders.