I am Volodymyr Malenko (in Africa known as VLADI), entrepreneur, traveler, co-owner of the company "Ankit Gems Namibia (PTY) Ltd" and co-founder of the US - AFRICA FOUNDATION.
The idea of creating the foundation came to me naturally after a meeting with Dr. J.P. Garrett in Berkeley. Dr Garrett is a lifelong advocate of freedom, rights and human values for African Americans in the USA and maintains a passion for global progress in Africa in the most humane and broad manifestation of this concept.
As I had already been living in Namibia, DRC, Angola and Zimbabwe for over twenty years and had active life experience there, by the time I met Dr. Garrett, the foundation was ready to be born.
This has become the most interesting and important goal for me in my life at 59 years of age.
In two decades of African life one can see a lot and I have encountered firsthand the most vulnerable and abandoned communities that desperately need help, and improvement in living conditions provided with care toward making life a little better for the people of Africa!
I am very grateful to have an ally like Dr JP Garrett, and feel we will be much more effective and accomplish far more than any of us alone.
The goals of the US - AFRICA FOUNDATION and mission: to provide humanitarian aid toward children's education, malaria control, restoration and preservation of endangered species, and promotion of culture and art, within Namibia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other African countries.