For Immediate Release
AGEN-USA INC. Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a
Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency
NEW YORK, NEWYORK – AGEN-USA INC. today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates AGEN-USA INC's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
"We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents," said Rasel Madaha, President. "As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media."
In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, AGEN-USA INC had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit report page on www.guidestar.org for the Gold level of participation.
"I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added Rasel Madaha, President. "We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress." Here is a link: http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/45-4518202/agen-usa.aspx
About the GuideStar Exchange
The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar's many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants' nonprofit reports.
Mission Statement To help women and men cope with the impact of fast globalizing world, we will invest in women and men through cutting edge monitoring and empowerment techniques; the end product will be empowered women and men capable of navigating a fast globalizing world and be free from the cycle of poverty. We will also identify opportunities available in local and international contexts and invest to sustain benefits of our intervention
News Contact: Rasel Madaha, President, AGEN-USA Inc., January 26, 2014
AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are one but affiliate organizations: AGEN oversees operations in Sub-Saharan Africa whereas AGEN-USA Inc. oversee operations in both the United States of America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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AGEN-USA Inc., overseeing check, money and online donations from US and across the globe, is a not-for-profit Public US International NGO with 501 (C) 3 United States IRS Tax Exempt Status. AGEN-USA Inc. is registered with Charities Bureau under Attorney General of New York state; registration number 43-15-29.
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It is our mission that we use your donation to organize resources for the poor. We have managed to use a grant of $25,000 to organize resources worthy $300,000 to run a successful project in Sub-Saharan Africa and launch a 501 (c) 3 Tax exempt AGEN-USA Inc. in America. Not a single expense is incurred without the approval of one of the most informed and trustworthy board of directors in the World. You can count on AGEN-USA Inc. to make this world a better one. Donate to AGEN-USA Inc. and 95% of your donation is in the hands of impoverished grassroots people (who will multiply that donation three or four times and pass it to others in desperate situation) in America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Help the poor to help themselves and be independent by donating to AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN today (AGEN-USA Inc. oversees all donations as per 501 (c) 3 requirements).
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Please make Checks and money order payable to AGEN-USA Inc. and then Mail them to :
C/0 Divine Muragijimana, Board Member
443 E. 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY NY 11226
AGEN in Sub-Saharan Africa
Affirmative action on Gender Equality Network (AGEN), initially known as Africa Grassroots Gender Empowerment Network (AGGEN) was established de facto in 2008 when its initial founders, Tanzania's Fulbrighters, were brought together by Ms. Diana A. Carvalho. This lady was the Coordinator at the Dar es Salaam U.S Embassy overseeing U.S. Department of State Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni programs in Tanzania. While Ms. Carvalho brought together the Fulbright alumni as part of her job description, she always went an extra mile beyond her job description, by creating and strengthening relationship, firstly between her and the alumni and secondly, among alumni themselves. Through that relationship the idea of establishing AGEN emerged. The driving force for its establishment was to foster cooperation among U.S Department of State Alumni in Tanzania and beyond and make change to the society. Today, AGEN-Africa has extended its presence in all of Sub-Saharan Africa where its members have started to open AGEN country specific branches as semi-autonomous Not-for-profit NGOs in their respective countries. Please visit all pages of this website for details.
AGEN-USA Inc. in the United States of America
AGEN-USA Inc. has been incorporated in New York State, USA since February 6 2012.
The main purpose of AGEN-USA Inc. is to network Sub-Saharan immigrants in New York, USA with the aim of fostering collaboration among themselves and eventually reconnecting them with men and women in Sub-Africa to boost everlasting social, cultural and economical collaboration. AGEN-USA Inc. will conduct all lawful activities that may be useful in accomplishing the foregoing purpose to network resources and empower scholars (US Department of state alumni members and other interested scholars) and activists dedicated to gender empowerment and human rights promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa, to share their expertise to empower women and men through provision of financial services, cutting edge monitoring, capacity building training and awareness raising campaigns so as to boost target population's socioeconomic wellbeing and thus create self-confidence which is important for meeting Sub-Saharan Africa's life challenges and fostering Sub-Saharan Africa collaboration with the United States. AGEN-USA Inc. will also serve as an Affiliated, but autonomous organization, of Affirmative action for Gender Equality Network (AGEN) which is a Sub- Saharan Africa international NGO whose headquarter is in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, the AGEN-USA Inc. shall have all the general powers enumerated in section 202 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law together with the power to solicit grants and contributions for any corporate purpose and the power to maintain a fund or funds of real and/or personal property for any corporate purposes. The corporation shall have the right to exercise all other powers which are, or hereafter may be, conferred by law upon a corporation organized for the above purposes, or which are incidental to the conferred powers.
Both AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are Not-For-Profit organizations that solely depend on members' and well-wishers in-kind and cash donations. AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN-Africa use your donations to further their charitable purposes as set forth in section 501 (c) 3 of the United States Internal Revenue code of 1986. Neither AGEN-USA Inc. nor AGEN-Africa accepts donations for purposed other than those clearly stipulated in our purpose.
1. If you are AGEN-USA Inc and AGEN member (or would like to actively become one of our potential volunteers to offer services to our target population), please click here
2. If you are a member, volunteer or employee of AGEN-USA Inc., please request a copy of the latest version of AGEN-USA Inc. policy. Failure to oberve AGEN-USA Inc. policy may jeopordize AGEN-USA Inc.'s 501 (c) 3 IRS status and may lead to undesirable outcomes to the violators. This rule equally applies to all who are currently engaged in AGEN-USA Inc. activities.
Our approach heavily borrows from our mission. Here, AGEN&AGEN-USA Inc. employs a PARTICIPATORY approach in all of their interventions. This approach stresses the importance of taking local people’s perspectives into account and giving them a greater say in planning, implementation, managing, monitoring and evaluation processes.
We do believe that local people, community based organizations, grassroots NGOs and other stakeholders need to fully participate in their projects, if sustainability has to be attained. AGEN&AGEN-USA Inc. has decided to take this approach in changing the lives of poor people because many low-income individuals and groups feel that they have no voice in the society, that they are not listened to even when they are asked for their opinions. In this regard, a significant number of "top down" projects which are conceived and implemented by a variety of developmental players do not succeed. Our approach is to change the paradigm since we subscribe to the view that if people are integral to the planning of community intervention, then that intervention will be theirs. They would have a stake in it not only as its beneficiaries but also as it originators. They will do what is possible to see their work succeed.