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CNN Heroes Features Harmon Parker and Kakenya Ntaiya

Like many rivers in Africa, hundreds of thousands of people in eastern Africa have been affected by heavy rains and devastating floods in the recent years. The waterway that runs through Kakenya Ntaiya's native village swells dramatically in the rainy season -- keeping children from school, workers from their jobs and putting lives at risk. Kakenya, honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2013 for educating girls, wanted to find a solution. So, when she met Harmon Parker, recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2010 for building footbridges in remote areas, she asked for his help. 
In May 2017, Kakenya's Crossing was completed and opened for the local community before the rainy season.  It has been a year since construction!  We estimate that Kakenya's Crossing provides 72,800 safe crossings per year. 
We want to extend a sincere thank you to CNN, everyone that supported the 2016 "B E A BRIDGE"   Fundraiser for enabling this bridge,   to our proud partners at Initiative 360 and WSP Canada for providing matching funds, and the many individuals who donated. The construction of Kakenya's Crossing represents a significant milestone for Bridging the Gap Africa! 
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7 th Annual Bridging the Gap Africa Charity Golf Classics

Bridging the Gap Africa is hosting its 7th annual charity golf classics at the Polo Golf & Country Club in Cumming, Georgia on Monday, September 24, 2018, and the Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, Pennsylvania on Monday, October 1, 2018.  These golf events include use of practice facilities, PGA professional tournament management, tournament contests, an awards ceremony and much more!

Your participation will support BTGA's life-saving work on behalf of rural communities throughout Eastern Africa. Sponsorship levels and benefits are designed to help promote your business and raise funds for BtGA's important work. We would love your support! 

A collage of photos from our 6th Annual Bridging the Gap Africa Charity Golf Classic. To view more photos, click here.  
Can we count on your support today?

Did you know that you can start a fundraising campaign to help save lives with BTGA using Facebook? Facebook's new tool makes it easy for  YOU  to support our cause and to connect your friends and family, all in one place. 

To create a fundraiser for BTGA click here or follow these steps:
  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit/Charity.
  4. Select BTGA, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.

Doing fourth of July party shopping or any shopping on Amazon? You can use Amazon Smile when placing your Amazon orde rs. Select Bridging the Gap Africa (BTGA) as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to our awesome and life-saving organization. This is a very quick, easy and simple way to support BTGA's programs and  events.
It's a pretty great deal and every dollar helps -- something you can smile about!

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Want a great way to keep up with the latest news, updates, events and other content from Bridging the Gap Africa? We frequently post touching stories, pictures, videos, articles and other content related to the work we do on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Please check us out and "Like" or "Follow" our page as a small way to show your support for our mission.