White House Honors Focal Point Global Founders, Hassanatu and Hussainatu Blake, as “Champions of Change” and Community Leaders
We learned a few weeks ago that The White House gave out honors to eleven outstanding individuals who have been amazing leaders in communities from across the United States. From over 1500 nominations submitted by friends, family, co-workers and community members, 2 African ladies were recognised for their amazing work through charity, improving health issues domestically and globally and educating Africans about their legal rights and available health resources, the ladies who are identical twin sisters are Cameroonian born Ms. Hassanatu and Hussainatu Blake.
Ms. Hassanatu and Hussainatu Blake are Founders of Focal Point Global, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to empower the world’s underserved youth to address social issues using global education and technology. Focal Point Global is dedicated to fostering global partnerships to create the next generation of leaders. Youth are connected through low cost bandwidth tools, like Skype, to discuss issues facing their community and then matched with local organizations to complete projects to combat those issues. Focal Point Global has reached nearly 50 youth in US, Cameroon, and Namibia to address HIV and Child Trafficking in their communities.
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
To learn more about their stories featured on the White House blog, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/blog