Forging New Tomorrows (FNT) is a non-profit, non governmental organization dedicated to promoting education, health and environmental protection in developing countries and is formally recognized by, amongst others, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Founded in early 1994, this Atlanta based organization was initially created in order to implement a Post War Rehabilitation & Development Program (PWRDP) for the Ministry of Health of Rwanda and the Rwanda Office of Tourism and National Parks (ORTPN). FNT is currently and operates as an international NGO with delegations in North America, Europe and Africa, including Benin, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. Together with its delegates and in strategic alliance with academic and international institutions and experts in research, education, public health and development, FNT has undertaken a variety of projects in the fields of health research and promotion, conservation and environmental protection, humanitarian relief, education and technology transfer.
FNT is preparing for publication
of a book entitled Selected Health Systems
of Africa (SHSofA)
endorsed by Emory University Institute of African
Studies, to provide an interdisciplinary approach to understanding
existing health systems in Africa.
The publication of Majii and the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda is source of great pride to us at FNT. This project represents the outcome of a unique educational and creative collaboration between Marc-Daniel Gutekunst and Stan Mullins (two founding members of FNT), the Dian Dossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI), deeply committed educators, passionate parents and, most importantly, several hundred inspired and inspiring elementary and high school students. We hope that the involvement of the children in the making of the book, educating them about the gorillas, their natural habitat and their interaction with people, as well as providing them with creative means of, individually and collectively, making a difference, shall inspire others to use the professional and personal concerns of parents and local institutions to complement the public school curriculum in its endeavor to introduce children to a diverse, complex and exciting world beyond the classroom.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fun International to provide scholarships to Rwandan students committed to the conservation of wildlife in Rwanda.