Thursday, January 19, 2012

HEAL Africa Students Share Their Creativity and Their Voices Through A Unique Children’s Book

The charity, HEAL Africa, is highlighting a wonderful new children’s book that features the creativity of over 30 young students at the Tungane and Mugunga schools in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

NdezeandNdakasi'sNewHomeThe book also highlights the inspirational work of HEAL Africa’s programs in DR Congo and features HEAL Africa’s Lyn Lusi as an inspirational female role model.

Ndeze and Ndakasi's New Homenn  is a touching tale of two orphaned gorillas who are rescued by a Park Ranger and eventually return to the forest where they were born.

Published by the nonprofit organization Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books, the book is based on drawings and stories by students at two schools supported by HEAL Africa – the Tungane School at HEAL Africa’s hospital in Goma and the Mugunga Primary School located at the Mugunga Refugee Camp.

Dot-to-Dot’s creative writing team selected favorite elements written during the workshop and combined them into a single story, making an expression of the collective creativity of the young students who helped write it.

I make it a point on this blog not to give purchase details of the books I showcase, but in this instance, I will make an exception because of the worthiness of the project. 

For anyone buying the book, 20% of the purchase price will be donated to HEAL Africa.  40% of sales  will be donated by entering the promo code,
HEALAFRICA at the time of purchase. An additional 10% of sales will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society to help protect endangered mountain gorillas and their habitat.

Soon I will post a further blog on gorillas and their care.  It concerns the Gorilla Doctors who care for wounded and/or orphaned gorillas.  Watch for it.


  1. What an inspiring story! It's great to see kids making a difference in the world.

  2. Thanks, Jan, for your constant support. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it and your always wise words...