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THE WORLD OVER

Humanitarian
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MENTORING
Others & Each Other
MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE; BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS & STANDARDS
SCHOOL SUPPLIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
GIVING ​​
BACK!!!!
POTABLE WATER; BETTER HYGIENE
EQUIPPING YOUNG GIRLS WITH MODERN, 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
THE SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE LENDS A HELPING HAND TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 2017)
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Good afternoon Sister Didi.
Please forward this message to the
S
TA ladies.

My dear Aunties and Sisters, I lack words to express my gratitude for the uplifting support we received from you yesterday. My family and I say thank you, thank you, thank you all for the overwhelming show of love and prayers. God bless you and your families abundantly.
One Love.

~ Paddy Ndole

The Severely Hit Home and Neighborhood that STA helped repair and reconstruct.

The Severely Hit Home and Neighborhood that STA helped repair and reconstruct.

Volunteering at a Shelter in Houston

THE SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE TWINKLES YET AGAIN!
(3rd Project In 7 Months)

The SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE (STA*) was honored to have, as the KEYNOTE SPEAKER for its INAUGURAL BALL on Saturday, July 17 2017, 23 year old Ms MPUMI NOBIVA, Motivational Speaker, Social Activist, Pioneer Graduate of the OPRAH WINFREY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR GIRLS IN SOUTH AFRICA ... and AIDS ORPHAN. In her EPIC address to STA* and its distinguished guests, (Posted Below), she raised 2 disturbing and troubling issues:
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Rampant and Increasing MURDERS of Women in South Africa and around the globe.)
- HIV/AIDS (The STIGMA attached to it and the need for AWARENESS)
She went on to mention that she and 13 year old CAMEROONIAN-AMERICAN Social Activist Ms MONGAI FANKAM, Founder of the NO BACK PACK DAY INITIATIVE were partnering in a CAMPAIGN to counter both issues, first in SOUTH AFRICA (2017) and then in CAMEROON (2018), as the Flyers and YouTube Video below indicate. 
For The SAKERETTES 28 Members of the SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE which has, as one of its goals: "Seeking Ways and Means to nurture and transform the lives of girls and women to achieve their individual and collective potential, with a view to impacting their communities.", JOINING FORCES with these two young women was a NO BRAINER!!! In fact, technically, STA* did not even have to "SEEK" this opportunity; The opportunity landed, fairly and squarely, in her lap and, completely in line with the PROJECT-ORIENTED organization that she is, SHE TOOK CONCRETE ACTION, donating the IMPRESSIVE SUM OF $3,000.00 to the MPUMI-MONGAI Campaign! (SEE PICTURES BELOW)

IF YOU TOO WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & HIV/AIDS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:​
​​ https://www.gofundme.com/JoinForces

Mpumi delivers her compelling Keynote Address at STA*'s first Annual Constellation's Inaugural Ball. (06/17/17)



"I grew up surrounded by women who were being abused, I thought it was a part of life and love. I also grew up surrounded by people who are HIV positive and again, assumed that this was life for us poor people. Now I'm older and understand that none of these conditions are normal and fair for any one to have to live with... I've learnt that the prevalence of these social issues is perpetuated by stigma. Many of our people don't see that even after being Domestically Abused, you can rise above that. Even after being diagnosed with HIV, there is still life worth fighting for and you are still bigger than it. Courage! Amandla! I'm standing against the stigma and I'm taking everyone up with me | Book your tickets and come through to Constitutional Hill 29 July 2017. Worth attending, worth being part of conversations that will be worth your time, knowledge and availing yourself to opportunities."

​- MPUMI NOBIVA

Please Click on Play Button above to listen to MPUMI NOBIVA, MONGAI FANKAM & JOYCE BANDA, former First Lady of Malawi, make the case for JOINING THE FIGHT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & HIV/AIDS

Mpumi Lelo Nobiva speaks live on the WE Day stage and shares the advice of her mother and her experiences growing up in poverty. Watch as she surprises the crowd with special guest Oprah Winfrey

Photos
Top: Ms Mpumi Nobiva & The President of STA*, Ms Roseline Nzegge Ngaaje.
Left: MPUMI and her "STA* Sisters & Aunty dem", at the Addison/Dallas Marriott Hotel during the First Annual STA* Constellation (06/17/17)

STA* Representative, Mrs. Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo hands over $3,000 Check to
Ms MONGAI FANKAM and her Mom, Mrs. Abong Fankam, on the eve of their departure for South Africa. (July 23 2017)

Mongai & Mom at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, on their way to South Africa! (07/24/17)

Excited, 13 year old Mongai cannot wait to join her Big Sis, Mpumi, in Johannesburg, SA!
​GODSPEED!

Mpumi on the ground in South Africa and Kenya, ahead of Saturday's Constitutional Hill Event in Johannesburg. (07/29/17)

Mongai & Mom arrive Johannesburg!!! (07/25/17)

SATURDAY, JULY 29 2017
​WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, RECOGNITION, AWARDS, PARTNERSHIPS ...

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*N.B. BACK PACK INITIATIVE PHOTO ALBUM & VIDEO POSTED FURTHER BELOW. 
(AT THE END OF NO BACKPACK INITIATIVE ENTRY)*

THE SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE TWINKLES AGAIN! - NO BACKPACK INITIATIVE
(2nd Project In 3 Months)

Mongai as guest of WBTV's John Carter, sharing her No Backpack Day initiative story LIVE ON TV!

To Learn More About the NO BACKPACK DAY INITIATIVE, ITS YOUNG FOUNDER & THE EXTENSIVE WORK IT HAS DONE IN CAMEROON & AROUND AFRICA TO HELP NEEDY CHILDREN, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK:
http://www.nobackpackday.org/About-Us.html

AT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE IN CHARLOTTE, NC.
(A day before Saturday's Events - 03/31/17)
​3 POWERFUL WOMEN
L to R: First Lady of Cape Verde, Mrs. LIGIA FONSECA, Philanthropist & Activist, MONGAI FANKAM and Mayor of the City of Charlotte, NC, Mrs. JENNIFER ROBERTS.

In 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mrs. Leymah Gbowee came to Charlotte on March 20th, 2015 to support and endorse Mongai.  In September 2015, Mongai met with Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of the Republic of Malawi to talk about No Backpack Day. This past week (March 2017), The First Lady of Cape Verde, Mrs. Ligia Fonseca was in Charlotte to endorse and support her cause, and all of this has been interspersed with countless recognitions at Local, State and National Levels, within and without the United States and the Continent of Africa.
STA* therefore considers itself PRIVILEGED & HONORED to be part of this initiative.
GODSPEED MONGAI!

Barely 2 months after the SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE brilliantly executed its maiden project, (see further below), and just 75 days ahead of its first ever "CONSTELLATION" slated for the 16th - 18th of June 2017 in DALLAS TEXAS (see FLYER to the left), the group decided to take on one more modest but SIGNIFICANT step towards fulfilling its collective goal to "seek Ways and Means to ameliorate the Living Conditions, Educational Environment and Spiritual Growth of THE GIRL CHILD in Cameroon, in Africa & all Around the World". 
The group decided to donate the sum of $1,000.00 to THE NO BACKPACK DAY INITIATIVE, a cause that is very dear to Ms MPUMI LELO NOBIVA, KEYNOTE SPEAKER at their INAUGURAL DINNER & BALL.
As the PICTURES & CAPTIONED PHOTO ALBUM posted below show, STA* was well represented at the NO BACKPACK DAY INITIATIVE's FUNDRAISER, whose Keynote Speaker was none other than The First Lady of Cape Verde, Lígia Arcângela Lubrino Dias Fonseca, a Wife, Mother, Lawyer/Barrister, Author and Social Activist in her own right.
(She participated in the drafting of some of Cape Verde's most important legal documents, such as the Commercial Companies Code (1999), the Securities Market Code (2012), the Penal Code (2003) and the Ports Code (2009).
 Lígia Fonseca is co-author of the "Women's Rights Guide", ICF, Praia (1997) and has several articles published in magazines and newspapers in Cape Verde.)

​​STA* EAGERLY LOOKS FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH HER AS SHE SEEKS WAYS & MEANS TO IMPROVE THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE NEEDY IN CAPE VERDE & ALL AROUND THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA AS WELL AS WITH THE NO BACKPACK DAY INITIATIVE WHICH HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES NOT ONLY IN CAMEROON, BUT ALSO IN LIBERIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND MOST RECENTLY, CAPE VERDE.

STA* Representative, Mrs. Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo, handing over Check worth $1000.00 to 13 Year Old MONGAI FANKAM, Founder of the
NO BACKPACK DAY INITIATIVE

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STA* Representative, Mrs. Egbe Mbiwan Monjimbo, with The First Lady of CAPE VERDE, Her Excellency
Mrs. LIGIA DIAS FONSECA

UPDATE: MONGAI DELIVERS HOPE & BACKPACKS
IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Saturday, July 29 2017

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AND THEN, JUST BEFORE THEY LEFT SOUTH AFRICA 
@ The Christ Church Christian Care Centre ...

THE SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE BRILLIANTLY EXECUTES ITS VERY FIRST PROJECT!!!
The SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE is just 12 days old but its 22 Founding Members, all of them firm and lifelong believers in the importance of going beyond TALKING and/or COMPLAINING to TAKING CONCRETE ACTION, decided NOW is as good a time as any, to do "SOMETHING"! For their maiden project, the average Alumni Association  would opt to begin "At Home" - in their Alma Mater. Not STA*!! 
The SORORITY which is already UNIQUE in so many ways, chose a different approach: It decided to start "FROM THE OUTSIDE IN" so to speak, and not let the month of JANUARY which is HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH go by without doing whatever  bit it could to help check what is, without doubt, one of the world's greatest scourges.
If, inspite of watching all the videos and reading all the articles recounting the woes suffered by those CAMEROONIAN Women who were literally being peddled and abused in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern Countries, you still don't think HUMAN TRAFFICKING is such a big deal, then it is probably due to the fact that you are NOT aware of the following facts:

- Human trafficking is a $32 Billion a year industry. That is $7 billion dollars more than McDonalds made last year.
- Human Trafficking is MODERN DAY SLAVERY and there are over 20 million enslaved today.
- Over 14,000 new victims are brought into the United States every year.
- OVER 10,000 WOMEN HAVE BEEN Trafficked Annually  Over Superbowl Weekend!!!

I bet you didn't know THAT! Didn't know it either, till I heard it from Ms SHARMILA WIJEYAKUMAR, one of the most powerful voices in the fight against HUMAN TRAFFICKING; a fight she wages ever so courageously as the COO of RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS, an institution whose mission is to:

Educate those around us about the realities & impacts of human trafficking
Rescue victims
Rehabilitate them &
Reintegrate them back into a sustainable, safe lifestyle where they can thrive.  


Sharmila describes herself thus:  
"I am a child of God, a wife, mother & fighter against human trafficking! I love working for Liferay."

She couldn't have painted a better or more accurate picture of herself, and SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE is truly BLESSED to partner with her and RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS not just to help 6 PREVIOUSLY TRAFFICKED LADIES CURRENTLY IN A SAFE HOUSE who are gearing to head back to school, (PHASE I), but to assist in this year's "SUPERBOWL RESCUE EFFORT" in HOUSTON, TEXAS. (PHASE II)
PHASE I: DONATION OF $1,000.00 CHECK TO RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS
CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 2017
And so it is that, on the evening of Wednesday, January 11 2017, STA's LIASON OFFICER, Mrs. RUTH BOKWE AYUKESONG for whom all of this is no novelty given her position as CHIEF of the Bureau of Domestic & Sexual Violence Intervention & Human Trafficking at the Illinois Department of Human Services, donned her STA* colors - BLUE, GREEN & GOLD and headed off to hand deliver the modest but symbolic sum of 1,000.00 USD sacrificially donated by STA MEMBERS, to RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS!!! 

Left: Mrs. Sharmila Wijeyakumar, COO of Rahab'sDaughters

Center: GIANT CHECK FROM
STA* signed by STA* President, Ms Roseline Nzegge Ngaaje


Right: STA* Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong

Mr. Denardo Ramos, CEO
Rahab's Daughters

Ms SharmilaWijeyakumar, COO
Rahab's Daughters

Top: Left: Mr. Denardo, CEO of RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS
Right: STA* Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong

Top:
Left to Right: STA* Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong, A SURVIVOR, Mr. Denardo Ramos (CEO, Rahab's Daughters), and Ms Sharmila Wijeyakumar
(At the Thrift Store that sustains the SHELTER)

TWO SURVIVORS EXPRESS THEMSELVES

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Ms Thomasina:
Board Member & Treasurer of "Rahab's Daughter"

​You'd better believe that the EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CANINES ARE PART OF THE EVENT!

Ms SHARMILA WIJEYAKUMAR
COO OF RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS
ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
 
CLICK ON IMAGE TO THE RIGHT TO LISTEN

TO DONATE TOWARDS THE RESCUE EFFORT FOR SUPER BOWL 2017
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

http://gofund.me/stop-trafficking-at-super-bowl-2017

​If you'd like to make a donation to RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS, you are welcome to do so by clicking on this LINK:

To learn more about Rahab's Daughters:   https://www.facebook.com/rahabsdaughters/

PHASE II
STA* MAKES GOOD ON HER PROMISE!!!
As you already read further up on this page, the SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE'S partnership with RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS was planned to be executed in 2 phases: The $1,000 check donation already executed on January 11 2017 in CHICAGO, (see photos above), and then actual, physical participation in the SUPERBOWL 2017 INTERVENTION EFFORTS ahead of "THE BIG GAME" on Sunday, Febuary 4 2017. 
The HOUSTON-based STA*Z therefore donned their "STA* HELPING HANDS" T-shirts on Monday, January 30 and with a worthy STALETTE and SCAT in tow, joined Ms Sam Wijeyakumar (COO of Rahab's Daughters) and her team in their efforts to sensitize the public at large about the underlying dark, SEX TRAFFICKING part of the SUPERBOWL blitz!
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KUDOS TO HOUSTON STA* TEAM & RAHAB'S DAUGHTERS!
GODSPEED!!!!
COMING UP SOON ...
"THE POST-SAKER DIMENSION"
SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE
TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNIVERSITY/PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTION-BOUND GRADUATES OF SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE!!!
HERE AGAIN, STA* has chosen to step away from the "ordinary", expected way of doing things!
Instead of offering scholarships/financial aid to students currently enrolled in SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE - certainly a noble endeavor already undertaken by many - individually or collectively, STA* thinks it useful to "PICK UP THE RELAY BATON" at POST-SAKER LEVEL. We are intent on seeking ways to help students continue their education or professional training AFTER they graduate from SBC.
In my day, we were actually PAID (a "BOURSE") for attending University! Now, TUITION/FEES are required, and, as could be expected, there are some - SAKERETTES included, who cannot afford it. 
The SAKERETTES TRANSGLOBAL ALLIANCE fully intends to help one or two who might find themselves faced with this predicament at the dawn of the 2017/2018 Academic Year.

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