Africa Unite 2007 South Africa

MRS. RITA MARLEY AND THE MARLEY FAMILY SPREAD “ONE LOVE” ENCOURAGING PEACE, EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT WITH AFRICA UNITE 2007

Africa Unite Joins Forces with the Emerging Leadership Programme, an Initiative of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre to Honor the Spirit, Legacy and Music of Bob Marley while Supporting African Youth with The Shanduka Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Programme and The Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs
September 2006 MRS. RITA MARLEY AND THE MARLEY FAMILY SPREAD “ONE LOVE” ENCOURAGING PEACE, EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT WITH AFRICA UNITE 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA, NEW YORK, NY, LONDON, UK & JOHANNESBURG, SA–September 5, 2006–Mrs. Rita Marley on behalf of The Bob & Rita Marley Foundations announced at a press conference in South Africa today that in February 2007 they will bring “Africa Unite 2007” to South Africa. Through a series of benefit concerts, symposiums, fund raisers and events, Africa Unite 2007 will encourage peace, education and empowerment for youth in Africa while reinforcing the significance of Bob Marley’s Songs of Freedom to manifest change throughout the world. Africa Unite 2007 is Executive Directed by Mrs. Rita Marley.

This year, Africa Unite will join forces with the Emerging Leadership Programme, initiated by the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, which honors the peacemaker and iconic Nobel Peace Laureate, Desmond Tutu. The Emerging Leadership Programme grooms young leaders with value-based leadership for reconciliation, transformation and peace in global communities. Africa Unite 2007 will also support the Shanduka Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Programme that is committed to providing quality education to all African children, and the Ubuntu Institute that is dedicated to the development of young social entrepreneurs on the African continent who are committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Each organization will contribute their combined resources to Africa Unite 2007 and share in the singular goal to unite Africa through peace, education and empowerment for all people.