Category: International News

Postcard #4: Inspired by our one universal family in Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana

Posted Wednesday, April 11 Jill Stucker writes from Dubai Airport  From Brazzaville, Alan departed Africa for meetings in the U.S. Lamech, our Africa Program Manager, and I traveled to our final countries in West Africa: Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana. Everywhere we visited, our fellow Christian Scientists greeted us with love, warmth, and so much gratitude […]

Postcard #3: Reflections from Kenya and Republic of Congo

Posted Tuesday, April 2 Alan Bashor writes from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As I get settled in Brazzaville, I’m still reflecting on our time in Kenya. Since we began our program in Africa in 2003, The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) has supported more students in Kenya than any other country. This week in meetings with […]

Postcard #2: Meeting up with our Africa staff in Uganda

Monday, March 26 Alan Bashor writes: Jill and I are almost to the end of our second week on this wonderful trip. We cannot say enough about the work and wisdom of our African staff, Lamech Katamba in Uganda, and Jean Leonard Ngabo in Rwanda. ABF is blessed beyond measure to have them guiding and maintaining our […]

“Be the Christmas Blessing to our Community!”

“Be the Christmas blessing to our community!” That was the message that landed in the email box of our Africa Programs Manager, Lamech Katamba early last November. Airtel Uganda, one of Uganda’s biggest mobile phone companies, was inviting Lamech—and 10 million other Ugandan cellphone users!—to submit a project for its 12 Days of Christmas Grant […]

Albert Baker Fund in Africa 2003-2016

The Albert Baker Fund in Africa: Changing Lives, Blessing Communities

May 2016 Dear Friends, It was 2003 when we first expanded our financial support to Christian Scientists in Africa with a pilot program in Uganda and Zambia. Since then, we’ve built a carefully structured program that has dispersed more than $2.1 million in the form of 1,256 educational grants to Christian Scientists in 13 African countries. […]

Reflections on My Africa Journey

As I count down the final hours of my Africa Trip 2015, on board KLM from Amsterdam to San Francisco, I feel a confluence of emotions—excitement to get home to family and friends (and Kiki my dog!), but sadness that this wonderful, adventurous, exhausting, and inspiring trip is coming to a close. The last five […]

Adventures in Kinshasa, Brazzavile, and Pointe Noire

Since my last post, we’ve had many adventures in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Brazzaville, Congo, and Pointe Noire, Congo. We left Pt. Noire yesterday morning, and after many hours of flying, we arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, last night at midnight. We’re now in Lamech’s home country, where we have interviews lined up over the […]

ABF pilots a new program for Christian Scientists in the Philippines

We are on the move! When ABF sent our Director of Programs, Marilyn Jones, and our Manager of Administration, Jennifer Day, on a research trip to the Philippines, they visited several communities of active Christian Scientists. They met with a number of students eligible for our college and vocational training programs. We are thrilled to […]

One student’s journey: “God really does have a beautiful plan for me”

We recently heard from Emmeline Quist, who graduated from Ashesi University College in Accra, Ghana, in 2013, with a degree in Business Administration.  Here, she shares the  journey that led to her “dream school” and employment in a highly respected Ghanian company.  Now she pledges to help other students achieve their goals. “My gratitude to […]

ABF alum brings international award to Uganda’s daily newspaper

We love to hear about the impact that ABF alums are having around the world.  In Kampala, Uganda, Dixon Ampumuza has put his passion for education to good use in his position as Advocacy Manager for Media in Education at the country’s leading daily newspaper, New Vision. Dixon and his team recently received a silver […]