Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Barbara Keating, Computer Frontiers CEO, Speaks at WTCI 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference

Barbara Keating, Computer Frontiers CEO, Speaks at WTCI 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference

            Barbara Keating, President and Founder of Computer Frontiers Inc. spoke at World Trade Center Institute’s (WTCI) 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. The women’s conference celebrated the global achievements of women who participate in global business, foreign affairs, and international relations. This event was presented by the World Trade Center Institute and Jhpiego. As the largest international business network in the Mid-Atlantic, WTCI provides the opportunity for businesses and global leaders to connect and expand international sales and trade all over the world.

            This event included informative panels and featured topics such as: “Developing Women Leaders,” “Women Around the Globe in 60 Minutes,” “Social Media Global Movements,” and many more. Highlighted as a visionary woman, Ms.  Keating provided key insight for the featured topic, Women Around the World in 60 Minutes – Leadership Learning Across the Globe.” In 1996, Barbara Keating founded Computer Frontiers Inc. as an international consulting firm dedicated to the applied use of Internet, information communications technology and free market principles to further the business, trade and development goals in all countries

            With over 25 years of experience working in Africa, Barbara Keating conveyed the potential growth of business in Africa, barriers for women around the globe, and addressed world issues such as gender equality. As a business leader abroad, Keating shared her valuable experience that has contributed to the success of Computer Frontiers Inc., to continue supporting the development of women leaders and advocates throughout the world.  Today, Computer Frontiers has implemented information communications technology projects in over 53 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

            Hosting over 250 women, the 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference was a success, connecting women throughout the region, at all points of the career path.

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Frontier Services International Limited expands into The Gambia!

Frontier Services International Limited expands into The Gambia

Computer Frontiers Inc. is proud to announce that Frontier Services International Limited, has established a new office in Gambia, Africa. Frontier Services Limited is an affiliated company of Computer Frontiers Inc. and was incorporated in the Gambia in the first quarter of 2014. Frontier Services Ltd. supports Computer Frontiers Inc. by administering call centers, implementing customer service support, and maintaining other network operations in Gambia.

Frontier Services New Office in The Gambia, Africa

Frontier Services Ltd has established this new office in Fajara, Gambia, and currently employs eight full time staff, three part time support personnel, and is overseen by Poncelet Ileleji, Country Director.

This sister company of CFI supports the Hospitality Industry and aligned industries, and provides call center support for E-Visa services in English for  CFI clients around the world. As the ground operator for the United States, Frontier Services Ltd also provides customer service assistance for visitors and tourists coming into the Gambia.

Computer Frontiers Inc. is proud of this establishment and continues to deliver excellent customer satisfaction in the Gambia and throughout Africa. CFI continues to provide exceptional service with affiliate companies located in Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.  Today, Computer Frontiers Inc continues to serve the government and private sector clients in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

Frontier Services New Office in Gambia

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A $100 Donation and a 7 Day Hike, for Mama Tormeh in Liberia, Africa

A $100 Donation and a 7 Day Hike, for Mama Tormeh in Liberia, Africa

Nancy Wallace, Vice President of Computer Frontiers Inc. and her nephew, Robert Thyberg, senior student at River Hill High School in Clarksville Maryland, decided to take on the challenge of hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Seventeen-year-old Robert Thyberg decided to dedicate this hike to a small community in Liberia, where his sister had visited two years ago. Led by the loving Mama Tormeh, this community was in need of resources and financial support. Mama Tormeh is an empowering woman that provides education and economic opportunities to the people in villages. Thus, Robert dedicated his excursion to support his fundraising campaign, the “Mama Tormeh Village Fund”.

Furthermore, Nancy Wallace, CFI staff had the opportunity to support her nephew and the community. Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. Nancy contributed her $100 CFI donation to the Mama Tormeh Village Fund, and brought hope to the Liberia community.

Overall, Nancy and Robert’s seven-day hike was a success as they reached the summit on February 14th. This “roof-top of Africa” is one of the largest freestanding mountains in the world and is the highest mountain in Africa. Mt. Kilimanjaro rises majestically from the rolling and hot savannah of Tanzania to a barren and snowcapped 3-1/2 mile high peak. Not only were they able to spread awareness about Mama Tormeh’s community efforts throughout Liberia, but Robert was able to spread awareness throughout his school and community. Robert has always challenged himself in sports and academics and just received the appointment to the Naval Academy, Class of 2018. He continues to support Mama Tormeh and her efforts in Africa, today.

 

 

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Children in Boarding Schools Receive a Sweet Surprise

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the children in a boarding school whom Hawa of CFI staff chose to give the money to.


The $100 donation was used to buy materials such as small mattresses and foods of many kind such as milk, sugar, sweets, chocolate, juices and chips. This was donated to children (Talibes) of a boarding school (daara).

As a result, the children were happy, and thankful for the support.

 

Hawa H.

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Making it Happen with Just 100 USD!

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the families and farmers that Tonny of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Twelve families located in a remote area of Mpigi district had no hope of celebrating this year’s Christmas. With just 100 USD, they had reasons to smile.For years, these families have been depending of agriculture as a main source of income. During the course of 2013, the land owner halted further farming activities on his property. This greatly affected their income hence making it hard for them to survive.

They jumped for joy as they received their Christmas packages and were very grateful to Computer Frontiers International for making Christmas happen in their families.”

 

Tonny L.  

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The Empire of Infants

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the association that Aminata of CFI staff chose to give the money to. 

The $100 was donated to an association called “Empire des Enfants”

The association “ Empire des Enfants” was born out of the will of two women hit by the misery and distress of children in the street in Senegal. For this noble cause, a former cinema named ‘Empire’, closed for many years, was hired and renovated with funding. In May 2003, the old cinema became the centre for children in difficulty. “Empire des Enfants ”!

“Empire des Enfants” association is a humanitarian work dedicated to special education. It is the commitment without fault of a team of men and women determined to help children living in situations of vulnerability (children begging in the street) to regain their place in society. Total support and social reintegration of the children in the street is their only reason for being. All of the children appreciated the gesture.

Aminata S. 

 

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the organization that Shannon of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

My name is Shannon Baskerville, and it was an honor to uphold the company challenge and donate my gift of $100.00 to Heartly House Inc.  This organization is committed to protecting families against domestic violence. It was a privilege to meet the CEO and staff of Heartly House, and to learn of the various services offered through this organization.

Domestic violence is an emotional and financial challenge on any family and it does not discriminate.  The mental or physical abuse can take the innocence of a child and easily create a cycle of abuse for generations to come. Nonetheless, an organization like the Heartly House is an awesome testament to mankind; not only does it assists families in their current crisis, but it helps to restore them.

As a preteen, my family lived in a center for abused women and benefited from the many services provided. I can look back on our time in a domestic violence shelter and not feel ashamed because my mother was treated with dignity. My siblings and I were provided all the comforts of home and never felt deprived. What a wonderful feeling to visit this organization and be reminded of the quality care my family received.  It has made me a better person and I look forward to volunteering at the Heartly House as homage to the facility in Pennsylvania that served my family many years ago.

Sincerely,
Shannon B.

 

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The CFI Charity Fund Helps the Elderly

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the elderly woman that Timothy of CFI staff chose to give the money to. 

I donated from the CFI charity fund to a family with no male figure, while tasked with a challenge of bringing up a number their siblings.

I chose to give this money to them because it is amazing what this family has to take care of a big family with no clear source of income, and is only headed by an elderly woman together with her daughter. They manage to take care of a number of children, many of whom are from their siblings who have passed away. They are now tasked with the challenge of taking care of them, which includes taking them to school (offering education), and providing the basic needs of life a child would need.

It is with this simple background that I thought this donation from CFI would really mean a lot to such a family with the need to raise school fees and other life necessities.

The family greatly appreciated the donation and sent a lot of thanks to CFI for this charity which will always be fresh in their minds, Thanks CFI.


Timothy K. 

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Six Children in Uganda Find Hope

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the family of six children who Lucy of CFI staff chose to give the money to.  

The Kamanyi children live in Mwese, a village in Gomba District. The lives of these children have been characterized by what some people would call “unfortunate events”. First, their grandfather died, followed by their uncle. Then their abusive father forced their mother out of their home, which was followed by their grandmother being forced out of her home by her son. The worst happened when their father succumbed to AIDS in 2009. The father produced six children Allen, Gorrett, Moses, Annet, Davis and Nakamya.

The children were left with no one to take care of them after their father passed on because their grandmother did not want anything to do with them and neither did their mother (apparently she had remarried and did not want anything jeopardizing her new marriage).

The younger children Annet, Davis, and Nakamya with the permission of the Local Area Chairman, were adopted by a kind family leaving the older three children with no one to take care of them. They dropped out school almost immediately and are surviving on food they grow in the garden. Some of the basic needs are provided for by well-wishers but they too cannot give them much. Unfortunately, Allen the eldest child who is only 16 years old got pregnant by an irresponsible boy, but she has to be strong for her siblings.

I have always wanted to help these children but I never had the means until I got the Charity money from CFI. I must admit I was so happy when I learned that I had finally got a chance to fulfill my dream. These children inspire me so much because they are always hopeful and giving them this money was so fulfilling.

Lucy N. 

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Cash for Cause Supports a Mother and Her Son

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the woman that Henry of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I am Henry and I work for Computer Frontiers. I gave my charity fund of 250,000 Uganda shillings ($100) to Nasali Edith a resident of Seguku Village in Kampala Uganda.

Nasali Edith is a 17 year old mother of one that was defiled by her boss at the age of fifteen. 

Edith defied all odds and met a good samaritan that took her in and she gave birth to a baby boy. The baby boy now aged one year, but was diagnosed with downs syndrome. Telling from Edith’s stories, she finds it a big challenge taking care of her baby and at the same time doing odd jobs to make ends.When Nasali was working for her boss as a maid, the boss’s wife found out that Edith became pregnant and later threw her out the house when Nasali was six months pregnant.

When I gave her the money, she was too excited and even shed a tear. She couldn’t believe that someone could ever give her that amount of money. She was too grateful to Computer Frontiers for the donation, and told me to extend her gratitude to the management of Computer Frontiers for making her Christmas a merry one.

Henry M.

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