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Achieve in Africa in the News

PRLOG: “Charitable Giving Graphic T-Shirt Company Royal Dynamite Partners with Achieve in Africa”Volunteer Africa

April 22, 2014 – For each graphic t-­shirt purchased, Royal Dynamite will donate an educational care package to the children in need at these schools, and Achieve in Africa is helping spread the word. Each package will be customized depending on the needs of students and the two groups are working to purchase the needed items locally from Olasiti village. [Read more]

Georgetown Business Magazine: “Africa Rising” – Page 21Volunteer Africa

April 14, 2014 – (P.21) What we are trying to do is break the cycle of the status quo, where a child goes through lower levels of education and then drops out of school and helps in the field. Recently, the teachers asked students what they would like to do for a living. The answers? Pilots, doctors, businessmen. These kids are dreaming of what’s possible. [Read more]

TCU 360: “TCU students fundraise for Tanzanian education”Volunteer Africa

December 3, 2013 – Although these people in Africa face discouraging circumstances, Watson said, they aren’t all that different from any other person. “Each person has a heart, a dream and a desire to bring good to his or her community. I want us to stop thinking of Africa as a distant place filled nameless faces. That’s my hope.” [Read more]

Boston University: “From BU to Africa – The Journey Behind Alyssa Snow Callahan’s Life and Non-Profit Success”Volunteer Africa

November 18, 2013 – My advice to any one trying to start a new nonprofit would be to first be flexible. You will most likely set up a structure that will be completely different by the end of the process. Be open to that change. [Read more]

Thousand Oaks Acorn: “Deadly Bomb Attack Won’t Deter Nonprofit’s Mission in Africa”Volunteer Africa
June 13, 2013 – Before Achieve in Africa helped open the only secondary school in Olasiti, Tanzania, in January 2012, kids in the town of 12,000 would jump in the back of supply trucks going to neighboring villages to attend classes there, said Brendan Callahan, cofounder of the Thousand Oaks- based nonprofit. [Read more]

Georgetown University: “MBA Student Perseveres After Tanzanian Bombing”
Volunteer Africa

May 14, 2013 – When a bomb exploded at a Tanzanian church on May 5, it killed three people and injured 60 others. It also rocked the foundation of the community’s primary school, just next door, and left MBA Evening Program student Brendan Callahan shaken.  [Read more]

BusinessWeek.com: “For MBA, a Deadly Bombing Brings Home Challenges in Africa”

May 10, 2013 – In 2008, Brendan Callahan, along with his then-girlfriend (now-wife) Alyssa, founded an Education Stats Africaorganization called Achieve in Africa, to improve education on that continent.  Callahan, now 25, was an undergraduate business student at Boston University at the time. After witnessing the hardships of the African people first-hand during a mission trip to the continent, he was inspired to start the organization.  [Read more]

The Hoya: “Bomb Explodes Near MBA Student’s Nonprofit in Tanzania”Charity Build Schools Africa

May 8, 2013 – A bomb at a Roman Catholic Church in Olasiti Village, Tanzania on Sunday morning killed two people and injured 60, just a few feet from schools sponsored by MBA student Brendan Callahan’s (GRD ’13) nonprofit organization.  [Read more]

Thousand Oaks Acorn: “WHS graduate starts nonprofit in Africa”

March 26, 2009 – After Brendan Callahan graduated from Westlake High School in 2005 he headed to Boston University with one goal in mind: to pursue a career in which he could make money. [Read More]