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Women and Children Program News Archives

FUNDRAISER: Operation USA joins Huffington Post’s RaiseForWomen Challenge

Help us help women around the world with a donation today! The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement are teaming up to Invest in Women who Change the World. The RaiseForWomen Challenge, a fundraising Challenge to help female-focused charities gain recognition and resources, launched April 24th. And, they’re giving away $75,000 to more »

FIELD VISIT: Jacmel, Haiti. CNN Visits ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ and first annual Soccer Tournament held

Operation USA hosted our first annual soccer tournament at ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ — the school we rebuilt in partnership with Honeywell. We were delighted to welcome dignitaries from Honeywell — as well as CNN’s Soledad O’Brien — to the days festivities! view album on Flickr

IN THE NEWS: Haiti-partner LADH gives deprived children sporting chance

Source: Alertnet // Anastasia Moloney Children receive free schooling and sports coaching at L’Athletique d’Haiti, a sports centre run by Haitian Boby Duval on the outskirts of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (AlertNet) – Former Haitian soccer star Boby Duval has spent most of his life fighting on and off the pitch. In more »

HAITI NEWS: L’Athletique D’Haiti Girls Team Wins at Homeless World Cup

Operation USA is proud to share this good news from our friends and long-time partner in Port-au-Prince, L’Athletique D’Haiti. From Boby Duval, LADH: “A group of young women organized by L’Athletique D’Haiti beat overwhelming odds to win the Women’s Plate in Paris.  First, the team almost did not make it to the tournament for which more »

NEWS RELEASE: Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA Partner to Deliver Books to Kigali, Rwanda

BOEING DELIVERS RWANDAIR’S FIRST 737 BOEING SKY INTERIOR RwandAir becomes first African carrier to own and operate 737 with Boeing Sky Interior Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA partner to deliver 1,500 school books SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2011– Boeing today delivered a Next-Generation 737 with the new Boeing Sky Interior to RwandAir, making it the first more »

NEWS RELEASE: Julie Andrews Appeals For Support For East African Drought & Famine Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULIE ANDREWS, OPERATION USA FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER APPEALS FOR SUPPORT FOR EAST AFRICAN DROUGHT & FAMINE VICTIMS LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2011)— A message from Julie Andrews, Operation USA Founding Board Member: “Like many of you, I’ve been watching the developing story of yet another famine in East Africa. The images more »

DROUGHT CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA & BEYOND: A message from Richard Walden, President & CEO

Operation USA is focusing on providing safe (e.g., purified) water to refugees from Somalia languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and to internally displaced drought victims in southern Ethiopia. We are working with local partners including Oxfam America and Africa Humanitarian Action, an Ethiopia-based Pan-African NGO. Both are excellent NGOs and more »

NEWS RELEASE: Gensler Donates Design for Haiti School

NEWS RELEASE: Global architectural firm Gensler donates design for Operation USA’s school rebuilding project in Jacmel, Haiti.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Appeals for Funds to Aid Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka

Joins Global Relief Community in Calling for Immediate Access to Conflict Zones for Humanitarian Workers