Saturday, February 16, 2019

FASHION DESIGNERS IN THE MAKING

We had the pleasure of  watching a video of about 55 girls from a sewing class which is a section of the St Peter's Basic School, Lamin, Kombo North District, Gambia.
These young girls are aspiring to be top dressmakers, but they are in need of the tools to make their dreams come true.   We asked what are the materials they most needed and they responded scissors, thread, zippers, sewing machines, cloths and so on.

They also have computer lessons and Choose To Care(CTC) is getting ready to propose nutrition, physical activity and environmental lessons.  We will also provide them with a brand new pair of shoes, fulfilling the mission of CTC to protect the feet of the child in need and  set them on a meaningful journey.  We are ready to help these young women find their way.  They have a line of clothing but no where to sell them, we are investigating ways, that they can earn a living for their labor.

They talked about their graduation day and I can only imagine how exciting that must be for them.  We have no doubt that we can help them to have a brighter future.  As we plan our shindig , we wondered out loud if this should not be the place to start our effort for the children of The Gambia.   We are asking each attendee at our April 6, event to bring a pair of scissors for the barrel  we are planning to send to these deserving girls for whom we wish a more enjoyable and productive life.

Each and every time we start a new project  we keep in mind these words: "It always seem impossible, until it is done" - Nelson Mandela.


Peace and Love!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

TAKING MY LEAP OF FAITH TO NEW HEIGHTS

"If we all did the things we are
capable of doing, we would literally
astound ourselves" Thomas Edison


I don't think I know of any other way to travel when it concerns finding the courage to do what I think I cannot do, but to take a leap of faith.  This brain of mine is never at a standstill, always cooking up the next project and even when there are roadblocks, I embrace the steering wheel to find a way to move forward.

We continue to provide a brand new pair of shoes for children in need, through Choose To Care(CTC), a not for profit organization that was created over eleven years ago.  At each of our local shoe distribution event, we have taken our desire to improve the lives of the children, even further by adding messages of health and well-being, physical activities and ways to do our part to protect the earth we live on.

We are clearing our path and putting our heads together to build an online Nutrition and Health platform, for the schools we sponsor on-line, nation-wide; with the hope that the teacher will integrate these same messages in their classroom lessons as part and parcel of the distribution of shoes, they have received for their students.

Excitement is in the air, as we let our eyes travel to The Gambia, West Africa, to create a start-up for about 45 young girls, who are learning to sew. This school and project was introduced to me by a colleague who told me she was driven to do work in that country. She is doing amazing work indeed!
We plan to groom them from the ground up, beginning with gifts of brand new pair of shoes to protect their feet and explore with them all the possibilities of introducing a bright and healthy future for these fashion designers in the making. More to come!

I know I have found my passion and purpose and I have no fear in trying to improve the lives of these young children.  With the help of others,including the Nutritionist And Friends In Action(NAFIA) team, we are steering our hope in a direction that helps make our vision of well-being, real.  We also know for sure, that we have the drive and wherewithal to make good things happen.

Asante
Dankie
Merci
Gracias
Rahmat
Thank You
Dhanyawaad



Sunday, January 20, 2019

YOUR WORLD - Georgia Douglas Johnson

                       Your world is as big as you make it.
               I know for I used to abide, in the narrowest nest in a corner.
                       My wings pressing close to my side.



                  But I sighted the distant horizon,where the skyline encircled the sea.
                  And I throbbed with a learning desire, to travel this immensity.



                         I battered the cordons around me.
                        And cradled my wings on the breeze.
                        Then soared to the uttermost reaches
                        With rapture, with power, with ease.



Dear Friends,

Have faith that everything will fall into place in the most beneficial way.
Thanks for your passion to help and the ability to deliver.

Peace & Love