Former UN spokesperson devotes retirement to keeping girls in school

Fred Eckhard

Fred Eckhard

After having lived a very public and high profile life as a UN spokesperson, Fred Eckhard has decided to spend his retirement helping disadvantaged girls in Burkina Faso. Together with Gilberte Saint Cast, the founder of a non-profit association called Solidarite Geole-Burkina, he is helping 45 girls stay in school. Fred Eckhard spoke to Febri Orida about his charity work and how he became involved.

Back announce: That was Fred Eckhard speaking to UN Radio’s Febri Orida. Fred Eckhard can be reached at the following email: frederic.eckhard@gmail.com. He might ask you to donate a bar of soap.

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