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January, 2012

Happy New Year From The Segal Family Foundation!

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A Message from our Directors...

2011 was busy & productive for the Segal Family Foundation. We provided a total of approximately $4 million to over 130 organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. About half of these are new to SFF & bring innovative ideas to our family of partners.
2012 will witness more & more resources available to support all of you. We're working to develop fundraising resources, opportunities for partner collaborations, & other solutions to your pressing needs.
Our doors & inboxes are always open.
- Andy Bryant, Executive Director

Partner News and Collaborations

  • We Care Solar and Amani Global Works are working together in DRC by using solar suitcases to aid in the treatment of cholera patients.
  • Village Health Works was profiled in Global Health Frontline News, and soon to be on CNN. They were also visited by the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, as well as US Ambassador to Burundi, Pamela Slutz.
  • Tiyatien Health is pioneering a new model of health outreach in the most remote, marginalized corners of post-conflict Liberia. Their Frontline Health Workers assist the ailing where no services existed prior. SFF has committed to helping Tiyatien train more FLWs and to develop it’s monitoring & evaluation systems.
  • Powering Potential's Janice Lathen met with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania about solar-powered computer labs for rural Tanzania secondary schools. 
  • Kip Keino, Olympic champion, Kenyan philanthropist, & SFF partner was profiled in CNN's African Voices series. 

  • Barbara Bush, our new SFF Board Member, speaks about the power of young people in solving global health problems at the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.
  • Generation Rwanda scholar educates a President & the General Secretary of the UN regarding gender-based violence in Rwanda. 

Notes from Barry...

311353_146887642067568_100002389991272_253834_6031149_aSomeone recently asked me, "How did you fall in love with Africa?"

I responded, "I don't care about Africa per se, I care about the kids." Like these twins, Gabrielle and Mica. They are beautiful, sweet, charming kids. These kids will have a chance because they found India Howell at Tanzanian Children's Fund and I will do things for them. But there are many others that deserve an opportunity, which they will never get.

According to the Population Reference Bureau, in ten years, Sub-Saharan Africa's population will be up 46%. This will create over 363,000 children with very little opportunity in their future. This has to be slowed down. 

View more of Barry's thoughts on his Facebook page.
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An excerpt from Martin Segal's blog from the Mezimbite Forest Centre

The Segal Family Foundation is a young organization that has a common sense approach toward making a difference in the lives and communities of people in Sub Saharan Africa.

We did not begin with an elaborate development strategy and none of us have a development background: My dad, Barry, who started the foundation, wanted to donate a portion of the money he had earned throughout his life toward an area of the world where there was the most need, and then figure out a way to make the most impact.

Sub Saharan Africa seemed a natural place to focus his time, his energies and his philanthropy. In SSA, funds go a lot further than many places.  For the past year and a half the core team – executive director Andy Bryant, board member Antoine Chiquet and myself, along with family members Janis Simon, Rich Segal and our founder Barry Segal, have been going around a learning curve to make a sustainable difference in our work.

It has been an adventure and in the past 18 months...(continue reading)

"Innovation is saying NO to 1,000 you can really focus on what matters."

-Carmine Gallo quoting Steve Jobs

What are the 1,000 things, or 100 things, that you need to say 'NO' to?

(from via Boris Bulayev, Educate!)

Fundraising Tid-Bits 

What We've Been Up To...

  • We had lunch with Dikembe Mutombo!
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Finally, Save the Date! Our Annual Meeting is May 17th! <

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