Tag: indigenous peoples

11/03/09

Rex Helps Shine a Little Light in Tanzania

Children born with disabilities or medical problems in remote villages of Tanzania face a bleak future, made worse by prejudice and poverty. Rex grantee Mwangaza Tanzania (“Mwangaza” means “beacon” in Swahili) seeks out these children and matches them with the best medical resources. They also conduct health education classes to address preventable diseases and medical […]

02/02/08

Drums for Peace

We’re really excited about the latest Food for Thought story on the Rex Foundation site. It’s about a recent project in which Christine Stevens, renowned drum circle leader and friend of Mickey Hart, was invited to come to Iraq and teach drum circles to local people as a peacemaking tool. The results were very moving, […]

08/11/06

Darfur and the Nature of Giving

By David Large The Bill Graham Award is designed to support groups that help children who are oppressed or are refugees. The recipient in 2005 was Mercy Corps. The money was earmarked specifically to support their work in the Darfur region of western Sudan where, under the pretext of suppressing an internal rebellion, government-backed militia […]