Attorney with International Justice Expertise Joins All Kids Can Learn International Board

All Kids Can Learn International adds board member to enhance efforts to rescue 1,000,000 orphans in Zambia. Adrienne Shiflett, the recently added AKCLI Board Member, has first hand legal experience within Zambia and a passion for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Havre de Grace, MD (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Adrienne Shiflett, a Virginia Attorney has become a member of the All Kids Can Learn International, Inc. Board of Directors. All Kids Can Learn International is a Maryland based non-profit organization that creates highly innovative programming and care for African orphans.

Benedict Schwartz, AKCLI CEO said, “It is a privilege, to have such a highly capable attorney with a depth of African experience, join our effort to educate and empower orphaned children in Zambia.”

Shiflett is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a current associate at the law firm CooleySublett PLC in Roanoke, VA. Shiflett worked in Zambia with the International Justice Mission as they litigated illegal property seizure cases to protect the rights of widows and orphans, and worked to stop child sexual assault.

Shiflett visited All Kids Can Learn International’s Village of Hope in 2011 acting as a consultant to the organization. Her experience within Zambia and at the Village of Hope will offer a unique benefit to the board.

Shiflett says: “I dearly miss seeing my friends at the Village, hearing the kids sing ‘There’s no one like Jesus’ in the mornings! I look forward to being of service to their team.”

Shiflett will be revisiting the Village of Hope in the winter of 2014 and looks forward to being with the children she met in 2011.

Shiflett joins six other board members, Susan Lukaart, Debbie Durant, Dave Durant, James Kramer, Steve Engbers and Patrick Tuttle.

AKCLI’s Village of Hope in Zambia, located in the Chibomba District 50 kilomoters north of Lusaka, is a ground-breaking orphan care project that combines world-class education with local economic development. In order to help assure financial sustainability, they have developed medium-sized Zambian businesses which cover over 50% percent of the Village’s operating costs. AKCLI's Village of Hope was recognized by the Gerard Health Foundation as one of the best non-profits world wide.

AKCLI’s unique approach to orphan care includes a family-like atmosphere, economic sustainability and vocational preparation for the future.

To learn more about AKCLI, please contact Sarah O'Malley at 703-651-2515 or sarah(at)akcli-voh(dot)org.