While our work often focuses on generating sales and developing programs in Rwanda - i.e. being social entrepreneurs - Indego Africa's third mission element is raising public awareness. Take the recent Teach Africa event. On May 11 Tom Mitro, Indego Africa's co-founder and VP-Finance, participated in a day-long educational program on Africa that reached more than 3,000 students in the Houston area. Tom led the breakout session on democracy in Africa - trying to bridge the gap in our schools in terms of levels of understanding and quality of instruction on Africa. No small undertaking!
Even stranger still, two of Indego Africa's former employers were represented as sponsors of the Teach Africa event (I worked for Akin Gump and Tom worked for Chevron). Small world!
For more about Teach Africa, click here for the brochure and more information. Better yet, if you're in the Houston area, come see Tom Mitro and Matt Mitro speak at the World Affairs Council of Houston on June 11, 2009. Find out more on the Indego Africa events page.