"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.