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UPDATE: The American Foundation for African Children's Education to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


The American Foundation for African Children's Education, a non-profit that focuses on repairing primary schools in West Africa, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Serigne Diouck, Founder & President of The American Foundation for African Children's Education and representative from Sierra Leone will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, September 23rd, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    


Thomas Brigandi

Vice President and Director of Global Volunteers

American Foundation for African Children's Education

(917) 402-4174

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About the American Foundation for African Children's Education (AFACE):

The sponsor of this event, the American Foundation for African Children's Education (AFACE), is a New York-based non-profit that focuses on repairing primary schools in West Africa. To date, AFACE has repaired 6 schools, which has directly bettered the lives of over 8,000 African children. AFACE is proud to sponsor this event and its members strongly feel that promoting economic development is the best policy a post-conflict nation such as Sierra Leone can employ to better the lives of its citizens in the long run. AFACE members believe the Closing Bell Ceremony at the NASDAQ is a great venue for increasing awareness of the dramatic positive changes that have occurred in this fast-developing West African nation. 


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