Have you ever desired to get to know more about the children that we are supporting in Africa? Well, you are certainly not alone. As a Project Leader, I love to see the photos of the children and in particular to listen to videos of the children. This helps me to better understand their needs, desires, aspirations and to stay connected.
Here's a link to video of a girl called Richlyn. Richlyn is interviewed in this camera by the Director of Door of Hope (off camera) who asks her a number of questions. Richlyn is 10 years old and tells us what her favorite games are - and the school she attends - the Annie Walsh Memorial School (one of the top schools in Sierra Leone). Richlyn has a beautiful smile and dreams of becoming a doctor.
Towards the end of the interview she answers 2 questions that tugged my heart :
Q: What is the number one thing you would like to see changed in this world?
Richlyn: I will like to see poverty changed in this world
Q: Do you think that women should be given the opportunity to take part in decision making?
I connected with her - right here. Real and warm! Richlyn and I - we together share a common dream. Similar thinking. I would imagine for many of you that support this project - you are saying as you read this: "Me too!"
At this early age, she is clearly conscious about these two crucial issues that are on our minds and the minds of leaders everywhere. Richlyn is a budding leader and we are so very thankful for the opportunity and privilege we together share - that of helping to educate the next generation of leaders. With this united consciousness and our on-going action, we know for a certainty that these issues will become history and a thing of the past in the coming years. Thanks for helping make this happen.
We have a question for You: Do you have any questions you would like to hear answered by the children in Africa that we work with? Feel free to let us know. In the coming months we will put together a video with your responses and share it here. You can submit your question through the contact us form on our website.
Go ahead - watch the video again.
Thanks for staying connected and warm!
With every good wish...
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