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2013 Scholarship Program

The AfriMETRO Scholarship Program will benefit high school seniors and college students who attend or will attend accredited institutions of higher learning.

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Africa's Sustainable Development

On August 19, 2013, we hosted a conversation with Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth and other distinguished guests about the role of youths in Africa's sustainable development.

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Past Event

Reverse Brain Drain

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, Come and listen to an informative analysis on Reverse Brain Drain as well as a panel discussion with professionals who have moved back to work in Africa.

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Past Event

Redesigning The Image Of Nigeria

Come hear remarkable speakers & share your thoughts on improving Nigeria as it reaches its golden years.

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Past Event

Doc to Dock Event

Donate 2 hours of your time to a worthy cause. Volunteers will identify and sort medical supplies being shipped to Africa.

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Scholarships2013 Africa's Sustainable DevelopmentAugust 19, 2013 Reverse Brain DrainSeptember 26, 2012 NigeriaJuly 2, 2010 Doc 2 DockNovember 21, 2009
 

Welcome to AfriMETRO.org


Welcome to AfriMETRO's website. Our mission is to motivate African professionals to build a new positive image of and appreciation for Africa and Africans by organizing charitable, professional and educational events and programs that inform, educate, empower, and celebrate Africa and Africans.

Current and prospective members will find useful information here. Visit the membership page to learn how to join AfriMETRO and what benefits come with membership. The website will also keep you informed of past and future AfriMETRO events. All contact details are listed in the About Us page. The AfriMETRO website was developed by Oda Creative, our 2009 sponsor of the year.

You are welcome to browse our website. We hope you will join our network. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated as we make this website and AfriMETRO better for you.

You can support our programs, activities and events, by donating today. AfriMETRO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, registered in the state of New York. All donations are tax deductible.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - INTRODUCING THE AWARD RECIPIENTS

We are pleased to introduce our 2013 Scholarship Award recipients. Please CLICK HERE to view their profiles or visit us at http://www.afrimetro.org/web/scholarship-recipients-2013.php. These students were picked from a talented pool of applicants. We congratulate them and wish them the very best in the 2013-2014 academic year.

The AfriMETRO Scholarship Program benefits high school seniors and college students who attend or will attend accredited institutions of higher learning. The scholarship is merit- and needs-based.




SPONSOR A DREAM: 2013 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since inception, we have awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students. We could not have done any of it without our donors.

One of our scholarship award recipients graduated from the prestigious New York University this past year. She plans to go to law school next year after she's worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, a prestigious law firm in New York City, for a year as a paralegal. There are many more of these stories and they convince us that we are making significant strides. These students are truly outstanding and inspirational.

As with previous years, we need your help to achieve our 2013 goal. Please make a donation today. Thank you for your support.


Friends - Choose Your Amount

Gold Scholarship Donor - $1000.00

Silver Scholarship Donor – $600.00

Bronze Scholarship Donor – $375.00

Supporter Scholarship Donor – $200.00



2012 SPRING SOCIAL MIXER

On April 24, 2012, AfriMETRO had it's Spring Social Mixer: A Wine Tasting event in New York.

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AfriMETRO 2012 CALENDAR

Event

Date

Africans in Diaspora Townhall

Townhall discussion on prevalent issues affecting the youth on the continent what the Diasporans can do to help affect change.

March 9

Networking Event (South African wine tasting)

Introduce the Executive board and the rest of the 2012 programs.

April 24

Doc2Dock

Annual volunteer opportunity to sort and package medical devices for shipment to Africa

Late April/ Early May

Professional Development Event

Topic yet to be defined.

May/June

Networking Event (Golf Lesson)

Give members and followers an opportunity to learn golf while interacting with each other

June/July

iMentor Event

Opportunity for mentoring organization iMentor to give a presentation to members and followers about their mentoring program to encourage them to sign up as mentors.

August

Professional Development Event (Dismantling the borderlines)

Roundtable discussion on the divisions that exist between Africans and African Americans and how they can be broken down.

September

Africa Volunteer Corps

Fundraising event whereby three short films telling stories about Africa will be screened.

October

Global Kids

Opportunity for members to volunteer to help high school students with their college applications

Fall

Neon - Food Drive for Africa

Fall

3rd Annual Holiday Gala

Dec. 8

Please contact us at info@afrimetro.org to get more information about participating or working with us on any of the events listed here.

 


ANNOUNCING OUR 2011 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

It is our pleasure to announce our 2011 Scholarship Award recipients.

Our scholarship award recipients are so honored because of their academic achievements and the promise they hold for building up Africa; for it is partly through education - of ourselves and about Africa - that we can continue to sharpen Africa's image.

Click here for details about the award recipients. They will be recognized at our 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala. See below for details of the Gala.

To donate to our Scholarship Program Fund, please click here



2ND ANNUAL AFRIMETRO HOLIDAY & FUNDRAISING GALA

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On December 10, 2011, New York was teeming with inspiration as our supporters gathered at our 2nd Annual AfriMETRO Holiday & Fundraising Gala.

The event, hosted by actress and comedian Yvonne Orji, recognized Sivan Borowich Ya Ari, founder of Jewish Heart for Africa, with the Friend of Africa Award. Inspiring Africans such as Claudius Sokenu, lawyer and professor of law, Jacqueline Nwobu, co-founder of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, and Alfa Demmellash co-founder of Rising Tide Capital, were also honored. Most inspiring was the evening’s Pinnacle Award recipient, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD FACP, a distinguished scientist and doctor whose work exemplifies her commitment to saving lives. The Consul General of South Africa in New York, Honorable George Monyemangene, gave an inspiring special address and guests were serenaded by both Rafiya and Chris Akinyemi, and treated to a performance by an African Dance troupe.

During the event, over 70% of our fundraising goal was met via text message pledges. A portion of the proceeds from the event went to African Services Committee, our 2011 Charity of Focus, as well as our Scholarship Program.

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For more photos, please go to our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/51979596149/.



Support AfriMETRO


Our Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

Arik Air International

Contact: usasales@arikairint.com
www.arikair.com

 

 

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Silver Sponsor

Oda Creative

Keep your eye on the ball, we'll handle the rest. Web, Graphic, Flyers and Logo design for your business.

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Silver Sponsor

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For all your print designs & publications.

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