News

The news site provides information on events organised by or related to the goals of BTA as well as information on upcoming dates for seminars, workshops, meetings of the general assembly and other things of importance with respect to the work of the organisation. 

Annual Report 2012

The BTA Annual Report for 2012 is now available for download.



Annual Report 2011

The BTA Annual Report for 2011 is now available for download.



Egyptian Cultural Evening

Egyptian Food, Music and Dance

On Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 17:00 to 22:00 at Drabanten (view location on a map: Bangårdsgatan 13, Uppsala), BTA hosted an event with traditional Egyptian food, music, and dance.


Annual Report 2010

The BTA Annual Report for the period 2009-2010 has been published and is available for download from this site.


Book Club Meeting



The next meeting of the BTA Book Club will take place on June 5 at 16:00 to discuss the book Daughter of Dust by Wendy Wallace. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to fundraising@bridgetoafrica.se.



BTA Newsletter 2010/1

The first newsletter in 2010 has been published and, among other things, presents the advances in the organisation's projects and invites you to propose candidates for the upcoming election of the Executive Committee.

BTA Seminar

BTA Seminar: The role of women in the peace process in Sudan


Title: The role of women in the peace process in Sudan

 

Date and Venue

Thursday, May 27, 2010

18:00-21:00

ABF, Bredgränd 14, Uppsala (click here for a map)

 

Speaker Information:

Mrs. Asha Elkarib

Chairperson of SORD (Sudanese Organization for Research and Development)

BTA Seminar

BTA Seminar: Abandoned children- How can we help?

Title: Abandoned children- How can we help?

Date and Venue: December 3, 2009, 19:00-21:00, ABF, Bredgränd 14, Uppsala (click here for a map)


Speaker Information:
Mrs. Saud Abd Alaal El Tahir 
Director Manager of Women Centre for Human Rights, Khartoum, Sudan)

Dr.  Adila Elobeid
Project leader of “Abandoned children”, BTA (Uppsala, Sweden).

Description and time-table of the activity
During the last decade the problem of abandoned children has increased. In an attempt to solve the problem, the ministry of social and cultural affairs has implemented establishment of institutions or homes to accommodate the children and also trying to find alternative families. Mrs. Saud Abd Alaal El Tahir will let us know more about the problem and how it is tackeled by authorities.

One of the main objectives of BTA is to work with children in general and the project "Abandoned children in Sudan-How can we help?" is specifically directed towards helping orphaned children. The situation of the children and the plans for how BTA can help will be presented and discussed by Dr Adila Elobeid.


Program

19:00 – Welcome (Arwa Mustafa/Rikard Landberg)

19:10 – Tackling the problem of abandoned children in Khartoum state : The experience of the ministry of social and cultural affairs (Saud Abd Alaal El Tahir)

19:40 – Coffee Break

20:00 – Bridge to Africa project : Abandoned children in Sudan-How can we help? (Adila Elobeid)

20.15 – Discussion led by Arwa Mustafa/Rikard Landberg

21:00 – Closure



BTA Seminar

BTA Seminar: Tree-planting: the way to maintain a safe environment f0r future generations in Africa?


Title: Tree-planting: the way to maintain a safe environment for future generations in Africa?

 

Date and Venue: March 11, 2010, 19:00-21:00, S:t Persgatan 22, Uppsala (click here for a map)

 

Speaker Information:

Dr Pia Barklund, Researcher at the Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Uppsala, Sweden)

 

Dr Asha Yahya, Project leader of “Tree planting in order to maintain a safe environment for future generations in Africa", BTA (UppsalaSweden).

 

Program

19:00 – Welcome (Rikard Landberg)

19:10 – Sustainable tree cultivation in Africa - Pitfalls and posibilites (Pia Barklund)

19:40 – Coffee Break

20:00 – Bridge to Africa project :  Where to go? (Asha Yayha)

20.15 – Discussion led by Rikard Landberg

21:00 – Closure

 

BTA Dinner at Messob

Members of BTA got together for a dinner at the African restaurant Messob (Sturegatan 4A, 753 14 Uppsala; click here to show the location on a map) on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 18:00. 

Zimbabwe Cultural Evening

Saturday, Nov 28 from 18:00 to 22:00, BTA invites you to a Cultural Evening with live music, dance, and food from Zimbabwe. The cultural event will take place at Kors Kyrkan  (Väktargatan 20) in Uppsala. Tickets (adults: SEK 150, children under 12 years: SEK 50, children under 5 years: free of charge) will be sold at the entrance.


General Assembly

The general assembly will be held October 27, 2009 from 19:00-21:00 at ABF (Bredgränd 14, Uppsala, click here to view the location on a map). All members are invited to attend the meeting and to vote on the Annual Report and the amendments to the constitution. If you cannot attend the meeting, please do not forget to email your votes to the secretary.

BTA Newsletter 2009/3

The third issue of the BTA Newsletter has been published. Please click here to access the Newsletter Archive.

Workshop: Alache Ode (VSO) gave a talk on "How to become an attractive and strong organisation"

Alache Ode from the UK-based organisation Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) gave a seminar entitled "How to become an attractive and strong organisation" within a BTA workshop held at ABF (Bredgränd 14, Uppsala) on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 12:30-18:00. The schedule for this past event is available for download as PDF. Pictures from this event are on display on the photos page.

Fundraising Sale

In order to raise funds to support its activities, BTA performed a "garage sale" on Vaksalatorg in Uppsala on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Hip Hop & Magic

On Saturday, August 15, 2009, BTA hosted an evening with Hip Hop & Magic at Slottsbiografen in Uppsala


Pictures from the event are available on the Photos page.


BTA Newsletter

Bridge to Africa is proud to present the second issue of its quarterly BTA Newsletter with information on some of the recent activities as well as upcoming events of the organisation. The newlsetter now comes in a fresh look. Please check out the Newsletter Archive for the latest and past issues of the BTA Newsletter.



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