100 Inspirational Stories
 
 
 

To celebrate the launch of the Inspire Africa Foundation Project, Inspire Africa will publish a collection of 100 inspirational stories from Africa to be made available for sale in book stores worldwide. The funds raised through the sales will be channelled into the Make A Difference Africa campaign to inspire and support an African child.

Our continent needs a platform and an anchor through which our untold stories of success and achievement can be told and heard to encourage us as a continent, motivate us into action, educate, inform and guide our decision making,

enabling us to celebrate our successes and most importantly to make us proud of our heritage individually and collectively. It is time to portray the Africa never seen by many and it is our joint responsibility as Africans to portray a view that showcases our victories, our achievements, our successes and even our challenges.

Therefore, through the Make A Difference Africa campaign organised by the Inspire Africa foundation we will invite Africans from within and outside Africa by direct mail and through our website to participate in forwarding stories to us along the following lines:

Are you an inspiration to others? If yes, how?
Has someone inspired you? If yes, who and how?
Do you know someone that has achieved against the odds? If yes, who and how?
Do you know of an ordinary person doing extraordinary things? If yes, who and how?
Do you have a story to share to enable us celebrate and reward success? If yes, what is your story?

A distinguished panel adhering to strict guidelines and criteria will assess eligibility for selection of appropriate stories for the publication of a collection of 100 inspirational stories from Africa or their suitability as guests on Moments with Mo, Africa's biggest talk show aired to a pan African audience. Participants will be invited to tell their story in approximately 3000 words to be sent to by email to
inspirationalstories@inspire-africa.com, by or before 31st August 2008.

       

Oral tradition in Africa is as old as Africa itself. For centuries, African stories have been told and retold to generations such that these stories now form a part of our everyday teachings on morality and ethics. However, they still remain oral traditions and if these stories are not documented for posterity's sake, they will gradually fade off.

What then will we leave for our children?

This is why our make a difference campaign is collating a collection of children's books with African themes so that our children and others around the world will have the opportunity to share in these African folktales.

As accustomed as our children are to the fairy tales outside Africa, there is the need for them to hear our folklores that are so rich in teaching lessons applicable to every aspect of life. We believe that we have much to offer the world and this special collection of children's books will be available for sale throughout the world. Not only are these books entertaining, there are also educative and will help our children understand the principles guiding their world.
The funds raised through the sale of these books will be channelled into the make a difference campaign to inspire/support our African children. We will appeal to everybody both of African and non African descent to support us by the purchase of these books as this will go a long way in the realization of our goal.

We are all part of this tradition. We have to keep it for as long as Africa is.