Robert’s of Maine Serves up 3 Courses for $14

RAIN Community Suppers at Robert’s Maine Grill in Kittery
May 8th & 15th 4-pm

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Robert’s Maine Grill hosts a Community Supper to benefit non-profits with an inspired 3-course menu of Maine comfort food with a twist for only $14.  

Grab your friends on May 8th or 15th for a great deal supporting a great cause! …

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Gaston Kaba interview with Rene Delane of Women Who Dare

Rene Delane

As founder and CEO of  Women Who Dare, Rene Delane‘s passion is to inspire women and girls to be leaders and join with other “glass-half-full advocates” across the globe. Rene’s expertise is interviewing and meeting leaders such as Dr. Deb Delisle, Gloria Steinem, Gold Award Girl Scout Leah Schulteis, NASA female engineers and many others who faced seemingly insurmountable challenges. …

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Portsmouth turns out for “Girl Rising”

Girls’ Education as key to development

From L to R: Cynthia Fenneman, Hope Mbabazi, Bess Palmisciano, Tom Yellin and Karin Barndollar.

More than 750 people turned out on March 20th for a special screening of Girl Rising at The Music Hall, making it one of the largest audiences ever in the Film Matters series. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, …

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Fatoumata Diawara to Ignite the Music Hall Stage for RAIN

Portsmouth NH: On June 13th, Africa comes to the Seacoast once again as RAIN welcomes rising Malian star Fatoumata Diawara at The Music Hall to celebrate RAIN’s work bringing education and livelhioods to Niger.

Fatoumata will headline, opened by the West African percussion sounds of the Randy Armstrong World Fusion Trio, with Jose Duque and Volker Nahrmann. Randy Armstrong will lead a West African drumming workshop for high school students before the concert along with Fatoumata.  …

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RAIN Reaches Out to Malian Refugees

Families in Africa include a vast network of relations; ties are strong. Many people in Niger’s border regions have relatives in Mali who have fled in the last weeks. Arriving with nothing, they settle near family members in hopes of building a new life. Over 400 new people have arrived in the RAIN partner community of Ingui, almost doubling the size of the village. …

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RAIN Acquires Learning Center for Rural and Nomadic Students in Niger

Bess receives deed from the NGO Turtle Will

January 2013 – Niger, West Africa: In Niger, only 10% of rural and nomadic girls attend school, acheiving an average of only three years of education.  Boys are only marginally ahead — they attend an average of four years of school.  “Higher education” in Niger means continuing beyond elementary school. …

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