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Friends Of The Congo

Jackson Free Press just published an article on Rudi International Co-Founder and President Alain-Daniel Wa-Baguma. You can read the full article at this link.

Aside from school and church, Wa-Baguma is the president and co-founder of a nonprofit organization called Rudi International. Rudi, which is Swahili for return, is an organization, which began three years ago, that helps connect the African Diaspora to the needs in Africa.

“What’s a way you can return home either by physically returning and contributing to the development or even financially or through leadership and mentorship?” Wa-Baguma says. “Rudi encapsulates everything.”

Rudi International helps children further their education and schooling. It aids 32 kids with school supplies, uniforms and tuition. The children range from first grade to the eighth grade. Rudi also helps provide counseling to people dealing with trauma from this war-torn region of the country and teaches women and girls how to steer off predators.

Though the organization doesn’t have an office, it has several sponsors across the United States and some in Europe, Asia and Africa. Wa-Baguma started Rudi International as a way to make contributions to his home from miles away. “I wanted to make awareness of the difficulties in my country,” Wa-Baguma says. “I wanted to impact the place where I am and the place I am from.” (More Dudes We Dig in http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2014/jun/11/dudes-we-dig/)

Alain-Daniel Wa-Baguma, President and Co-Founder at Rudi International http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/photos/2014/jun/11/17700/

Alain-Daniel Wa-Baguma, President and Co-Founder at Rudi International

Jackson Free Press

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