Looking to the future: Our students with GH board
Dear Meet Kate family,
It’s been a while, but I’m delighted to bring you an update of what is going on with us. I love what I do, and sometimes a never-ending list of things requiring your attention is simply a part of life. Last month, in the middle of a busy time, I got a message from one of our beneficiaries.
“Hi auntie Naa” it reads, “We are all taking our final exams”
“I know you guys are working hard, we are all so proud of you” I reply
“Yes auntie Naa we know it, and we are also proud of you for what you have done for us.”
It was one of those moments that stops you in your tracks. There are a lot of words I can think of, if I consider how I would feel towards an organization sponsoring me through school. Words like gratitude and elation come to mind. That he is proud of us though, I think is quite special.
Cast your mind back to a time when someone was proud of you dear followers. Perhaps the time your teacher praised you for colouring within the lines of a picture. That feeling of being on top of the world, reassured that you are doing something right, filled with zeal anew to continue what you are doing. That feeling came rushing in, in that moment of stillness.
Very soon, we will have our very first Meet Kate goes to school Alumni. We can’t tell you how proud we are of these 7 students! They met with our board in Ghana recently to discuss the way forward. Some of them will start working to save up for university, some of them will start vocational courses and others will start apprenticeships. They are amazing young people and we are so honored to have been part of their journey so far. They are now in a better position to achieve their dreams and change their world. We know that when they look at their world, they don’t just see themselves but they also see the needs of those around them, ready to help when they can. These are the values that are important to us at Meet Kate.
In the UK we have also been busy raising awareness of the work we do in Ghana. Recently, we were at the Respect Festival in Exeter celebrating diversity and the UK board was also excited to welcome the chair of our Dutch board Myrthe, who came to visit us for a few days. The Meet Kate family is international, but we are cut from the same cloth; working together to promote sustainable development, the impact of which we hope will last even when we are gone!
Over the next year, I will bring you updates of our alumni and where they are all heading, as well as updates on our current students.
Till next time!
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Celebrating diversity at the Respect festival!