Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Jen sits with volunteers Kevin and Kiki for the second half of the episode where the 3 discuss their experiences before, during and after having gone to Zimbabwe with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS's Vacation with a Purpose program.
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Join us for PART 1 of Jen interviewing volunteer super couple Kevin and Kiki as they talk about their takeaways from their Vacation with a Purpose to Zimbabwe this summer.
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Please join us as we discuss period poverty with Executive Director, James Gondwe of the Centre For Youth & Development in Mzuzu, Malawi.Centre for Youth and Development is a local development non-governmental organization with an innovative people-led approach to delivering United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.Children, Youth and Women are the main focus of their development work, and all of their interventions are anchored and centred on sectors of Education, Health and Economic Empowerment, empowering individuals so they build opportunities and responsibilities to develop societies in which others have the right to do better.Women in rural Malawi often [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Juju (Julia), AFCA’s director’s 17 year old daughter and Tanya team up to discuss what it is like for Juju to have been raised by a set of humanitarian aid workers. Straddling two continents she calls home, Juju has been creating logos and Instagram posts for AFCA and will be joining Tanya as an official photographer in 2023, capturing AFCA’s work and beneficiaries with her incredible eye for detail and beauty. Sustainable food solutions, fair wages, equitable treatment of all human beings, and safety of children are all topics which resonate with Juju, having spent many [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage The act or instance of sharing The word communion when spelled with a little “c” means an act or instance of sharing. As we begin to gather for the holiday seasons to come, a wonderful way to inject some gratitude into these gatherings is to host a communion in your home. The idea is simple. Gather with a handful of close friends, family, or neighbors, share a bit of food, or drinks, and instead of spending your money on a night out, donate what you would have spent to an AFCA project, and share communion [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Over the years, Tanya has seen first hand, the impact of climate on AFCA's various programs. In this week's episode, Jen and Tanya talk about the endless challenges that these new weather patterns create. Excessive heat, drought, flooding, erosion and more are all impacting every part of life for our beneficiaries. Crops, raising animals, water accessibility and safety are just a few examples of what is at risk. AFCA considers how the changing environment will impact our sustainability programs, and why it's important for us to all be more resourceful, and less wasteful in caring for our [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Welcome to season 2 of the AFCA Podcast, That’s a Terrible Idea… When Do We Start?! We are so excited to kick off another season with you and to share with you, all the happenings and behind the scene work going on with AFCA’s programs as well as get to know the people behind AFCA and why they do the work that they do.I’m Jen Panattoni, marketing director of AFCA, and alongside me (When I can pin her down) is Tanya Weaver, our Executive Director and Chief, who would much rather be bumping along on a dirt [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Join Jen as she sits with Suzanne Heskin, who has volunteered with AFCA and traveled with both Climb Up, Kilimanjaro, as well as Vacation with a Purpose Zimbabwe programs. If you are interested in learning more about our adventures, and how you too can plan a once in a lifetime trip that helps spread hope to those infected and affected by AIDS, you can learn more at www.afcaids.org/adventure Trips for 2023 are forming now!
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Stefanie Watkins didn't see it coming, the day she met Tanya in a fitness class that one day, she would be beside her and a handful of other women, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Join Jen in a conversation with AFCA's Board President, Stefanie as they chat about her volunteerism and adventures with AFCA and how meeting Tanya spark a series of adventures and a reconnection for her birth country, Africa, as well as the children and people she's met along the way. If you're interested in traveling along with us, AFCA offers a variety of adventure travel experiences that [...]
Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunesPodcast Homepage Jen and Tanya learn more about each other's love stories, commiserate on how easy it is for a working mother's schedule to blow up, and express gratitude for having each other as colleagues. The two compare stories on how they decided where to set their family roots, and how they both intended to adopt children, but life took them in a different direction.