Dr. Robert Ingram Addresses
AfrICANDO 2003 Youth Leadership Forum

July 21, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

On Friday July 25th, 2003, Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Robert B. Ingram addressed students, administrators and conference attendees at the 6th Annual AfrICANDO Trade and Investment Symposium held at the New Radisson Hotel located on 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, the conference which featured an African/African-American Brain-Quest and African Diaspora Youth Conflict Resolution Panel was designed to both assess student's knowledge of African history and to establish a model for engendering solidarity amongst students from the African diaspora. In his remarks, Dr. Ingram affirmed, "Now more than ever, our children must be about the business of lifting each other up rather than tearing each other down."

The Youth Forum, an offshoot of a partnership between the Foundation for Democracy in Africa and the Miami-Dade County School Board to establish Sister Schools between Schools in Miami-Dade County and various schools within the African continent, has been herald as the most innovative addition to the annual event. One particular highlight of this years' conference was the participation of students from the FAWE Girls School from Kigali, Rwanda.

Ever since its inception, AfrICANDO has grown to become the premier conference in the nation that seeks to connect peoples of the African diaspora through trade, commerce and cultural exposition.

For additional information about this event, Sister-School program, and AfrICANDO conference, please call Dr. Ingram's office at (305) 995-1334.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail