September 22, 2008

Cambridge Who's Who Member, Victorine Ngangu Donates Proceeds from Eyes of Africa to Help the Children of Africa

Cambridge Who’s Who member Victorine Ngangu, author of Eyes of Africa: In the Eyes of Africans, is selling her book to raise money for Help the Children of Africa, a non-profit organization where Ngangu serves as founder and chief executive officer. Help the Children of Africa provides aid to African children who cannot afford to go to school. Eyes of Africa, published by Outskirts Press, is priced at $12.99 (plus shipping and handling) and is available at and Barnes & Noble. For every book sold, 10% will be donated to help aid Help the Children of Africa in providing food and clothing for and paying the tuition of orphans and street children who attend several small schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa.

The book, Eyes of Africa, is based on true stories and details the mismanagement of Africa’s wealth of raw materials by companies and governments. It also addresses several of Africa’s most pressing economic, social and cultural issues as well as sanitation issues, the lack of medical care and other means of corruption.

According to Jeanne Daigle, African culture editor for BellaOnline, “If you want to know why Africa isn’t flourishing as a continent, read ‘Eyes of Africa’ by Victorine Ngangu.” Daigle says the most shocking part of Ngangu’s book was in regards to the corruption in the education system. It outlines how students could “buy” their grades with money or, if you were a female student, offer to sleep with your professor in order to get top grades and graduate. writes, “In Eyes of Africa, author Victorine Ngangu paints a realistic picture in the minds of readers regarding the present day political, cultural and social conditions in Africa.” The book elaborates on Africa’s state of corruption and how it affects all the countries in Africa.

Victorine Ngangu founded Help Children of Africa because of her caring nature and desire to help children. She was born in the town of Kimpese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1987. She earned her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Loyola Marymount University in 2002.

For more information or to make a donation to Help the Children of Africa, go to To purchase a copy of Eyes of Africa, go to You can also watch a video introduction of the book here: Eyes of Africa Video.