On April 17, over 400 guests attended Pikolinos’ fundraising Gala at the United Nations in support of the Maasai tribe and ADCAM NGO’s schooling project. Members of New York’s fashion, political and social circles were present. Jeannette Chang, Senior Vice President and International Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines International, was awarded “Pikolinos’ Honor for Social Commitment” for her cooperation with ADCAM (Development, Alternative Trade and Microcredit) and the BBALP.
BBALP is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization headquartered in NY with subsidiaries in Ghana, France, and Spain. The BBALP’s mission is to promote literacy among the African people building well equipped, modern and sustainable efficient libraries with the aim to share the gift of ideas and education with Africa.
I recently traveled to Africa (Ghana) for the first time. Like many who have gone before me, I fell in love with the people and place. Also like many who have gone before me, I returned home with a desire to help Africa grow and develop.
With a book you will never be alone: Campaign 2010-2015
Our goal is to build 5 libraries by the end of 2016. We will assist the rural poor of Africa by helping create village libraries that are energy and technologically efficient.
Our Ambassadors are people who truly understand the mission of BBALP and who have pledged to help spread awareness and understanding of the need to share the gift of ideas and literacy in Africa. We are proud to present you our first Ambassador: Almudena Fernandez!