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Mothering Across Continents Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The mission of Mothering Across Continents is “Adopting Dreams. Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders.” We pursue this mission by providing a platform for volunteer catalysts – particularly women – to receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to develop dream projects. Our focus is developing and delivering innovative education projects serving orphans, at-risk, and vulnerable children in the most impoverished, under-served locations. We’re committed to guiding these projects to become models for change.

Results: Mothering Across Continents has launched and supported projects in 10 countries. We have served over 6,000 children, engaged 400+ volunteers, educated 10,000 U.S. students about global issues and raised 1.5 million since inception for our projects. We developed the first merit school program for Mwiko Primary School –an impoverished school in Rwanda which serves children and families effected by genocide. We built the first permanent primary school in Unity State South Sudan where only 1 in 10 have access to education and 90% of adults can’t read. We introduced the first technology-focused vocational and lifestyle training program for young women in rural northern Haiti. We developed the first sustainable early-childhood development center in a community of Kwa-Zula Natal in South Africa.

Programs: We have launched and supported projects in South Africa, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Haiti, Hong Kong, Thailand, Liberia, Bolivia, and the U.S.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was put in touch wtih Mothering Across Continents this year when my daughter had an African Studies class that she was doing research for. She had a number of questions specifically related to areas where Mothering Across Continents does work so she reached out to them directly. They were very responsive and the information she received was extremely helpful. The people at MAC are obviously very passionate in their mission to help people. It is defintiely an organization that my family will become more involved with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a professional travel advisor I have worked with two people involved in this organization. I then peronnally got involved in a specific project in Rwanda that grew out of one client's experience while tracking gorillas there. The local school was in much need of basic improvements and volunteers to assist the teachers. I too had been to Rwanda, seen the school and wished I could help. When Mothering Across Continents got involved, I was able to channel other like-minded clients of mine who had been to Rwanda to the organization. I was glad that I had the opportunity to help in a small way. I have seen the difference this group has made and will continue to encourgage clients to experience a visit to the school when in Rwanda. When they return, I will put them in touch with Mothering Across Continents if they are moved by their experience as most are.