TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Coverage of Toronto Rapper Kardinal
Offishall's humanitarian mission to the Horn of Africa with World
Vision begins airing tonight on CTV's etalk at 7 p.m. ET, with the first of four segments. Three additional
segments documenting the trip air daily on etalk until Nov. 17.
"This trip changed my life," says Kardinal. "I saw kids along the
Kenya/Somalia border, five years and under, with nothing to eat, no
water and not even a place to live," says the musician.
The Juno Award winner was taken to Africa last month by a team of World
Vision staffers working in the famine zone with President and CEO Dave
"I got to know a much different man beyond the Rap star," says Toycen.
"Kardinal cares about kids and wants to help us save the lives of
Kardinal and Toycen's trip also involved a visit to a long term
sustainable development where World Vision has been working for a
number of years. The Canadian project is just two hours from the famine
zone where, as Kardinal noted, "They built a greenhouse in the middle
of a desert."
Kardinal Offishall is perhaps best known for his Billboard smash hit
"Dangerous." In 2010 he starred along many Canadian stars in the Young
Artists for Haiti group formed to assist earthquake victims.
This trip to East Africa was Kardinal's first exposure to a humanitarian
World Vision is working across the famine declared areas in Somalia,
Ethiopia, Djibouti, Tanzania and Dadaab Kenya, which are the world's
largest refugee camp numbering 450,000 refugees.
Image with caption: "Kardinal Offishall visited the Horn of Africa with World Vision staff, to witness the effects of the drought. Left to right: Dave Toycen, World Vision Canada President, Kardinal Offishall, rapper and producer. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111114_C5656_PHOTO_EN_6675.jpg
Image with caption: "Kardinal Offishall (left) visited the Horn of Africa with World Vision staff. He was able to speak with a group of Kenyan children in a World Vision sponsored camp near the Kenya/Somalia boarder. World Vision's long-term development in this community has protected them from the worst effects of the drought. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111114_C5656_PHOTO_EN_6670.jpg
Image with caption: "Kardinal Offishall (left) visited the Horn of Africa with World Vision staff, to witness the effect of the drought on children. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111114_C5656_PHOTO_EN_6671.jpg
SOURCE World Vision Canada
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Interim Director World Vision/Vision Mondiale