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Aug 08
2013
August 8, 2013

Africa 2013: Day 6 Recap

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President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa yesterday to visit a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) project site at the Ubuntu Center, the headquarters of Ubuntu Education Fund, which provides health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth. Ubuntu has helped over 2000 children, and provided 132 students, called Ubuntu scholars, with scholarships to pursue higher education. The delegation toured the Center, which houses a pediatric HIV clinic with its own pharmacy and an education wing with a computer center, as well as an organic rooftop garden that provides children with fresh vegetables. President Clinton and Chelsea played with children in the early childhood facility wing, met with the Ubuntu scholars, and learned about the progress of Ubuntu’s U.ME.WE CGI Commitment, a three-year, $25 million initiative to provide long-term financial stability for the Ubuntu Center, and develop it into a world class health and education campus.

Today, President Clinton and Chelsea will visit a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) site at the Roamotse Clinic in Hammanskraal. Then, they will co-host a live conversation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, where African change makers will explain how they are working to take positive action ­­­– inspired by Nelson Mandela's belief in the possibility of tomorrow. Watch the conversation live at 12:30 pm EST on Facebook.com/BillClinton. Use the hashtag #EmbraceTmrw to submit your questions for the speakers. Follow President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s travels through Africa to visit Foundation and CGI commitments on the Clinton Foundation's Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation, Twitter at @ClintonFdn, and Instagram at Instagram.com/ClintonFoundation.