Sunday, 6 February 2011

VIDEO SPECIAL: Rita Marley fights poverty in Africa, rehabilitates Ghanaian village

Universally, the Marley name has become synonymous with reggae, the Rastafari faith, Jamaica and the ideals of love, hope, justice and unity. As devotees of the Marley legacy observe Bob's 66th birthday this month, Explore.org recently did a short film to shine a light on the Rita Marley Foundation and the amazing work Bob's widow does in Ghana as the official Queen of Development (Nkoso-hene) of that region. Rita (now 64) is referred to as Nana Afua Adobea by natives.

The Explore team joined Rita as she walked through Konkonuru, a Ghanaian village that she and the foundation have worked hard to rehabilitate. It's a place she now calls home. From building a new medical clinic and improving the drinking water to renovating a school and investing in that town's infrastructure, Konkonuru is just one example of Rita's fight against poverty and malnutrition in communities of less developed nations. "As you will see, she truly embodies the selflessness, compassion and love that the Marley name has come to symbolize around the world," notes the Explore team. Check out the video below:

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