Thousands of African women die needlessly from breast cancer every year. Recent studies have shown that African women have little access to screening and even less to treatment. One of the main problems is that most diagnoses come too late, after the disease is in an advanced state.
What We Do
Life is extremely dangerous for the average construction worker in Africa. If you look up, they can be hanging from ten storey rafters with no safety harness. Safety helmets are rare; protective boots even rarer.
We at the Colom Foundation firmly believe in the value of helping people help themselves. With this in mind, we have been strong supporters of James Parkinson's Autodidactic seminars, which so far have been presented to over 18,000 students in the US and in Tanzania.
In the summer of 2013 the Colom Foundation was pleased to help create a summer Internship Program for Hospitality. We at the Foundation feel very strongly that in an increasingly competitive and international world, it is important that our students get to know and become sensitive to the needs of those from other cultures.
In late 2012, a generous gift from Mr. Steve Hill helped the Colom Foundation establish a music program in collaboration with the Dodoma University in eastern Tanzania.
The Colom Foundation was founded in 2000 by Dorothy and Wilbur Colom as the charitable arm of the Colom Law Firm.
The Colom Fellowship is a program whose goal is to give rising young African thinkers exposure to the law-making and legislative process in the United States so that they can take their expertise back to their home countries and help to strengthen and improve their governments.