Having just returned from Kenya and Tanzania, I pause to reflect on where we have come from in five years, and where we are moving toward over the next 3 years. We held a five day Strategic Planning meeting with all three Boards (Kenya, Tanzania and North America) represented. We also had educational experts and advisors providing knowledge and suggestions.
I am excited by Asante Africa’s recent accomplishments, many of them you will read about in this newsletter. I am energized about the possibilities of the numerous young scholars, who are now creating their future paths with confidence and commitment. I am humbled by how I continue to learn from the smart and gifted local people of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, I am rejuvenated and confident that as an organization, “WE” are very powerful and are having big impact. We do not have all the answers and that is OK. What we do have are relationships with organizations of complimentary expertise, respected partnerships with school districts and administrators, and teachers who are witnessing their own new skills working in the classroom. Most importantly, we have committed, passionate and dedicated people, at every level in this organization and on both sides of the ocean, who seek guidance and are a part of locally created solutions that “work” in the communities where we partner. “WE” are collectively creating a knowledgeable and confident next generation of influencers and leaders.
Please enjoy this newsletter. It has been created with much pride and excitement by the Asante Africa team. And do let us know if you might want to be part of this amazing team.
Asante Sana (Much gratitude and thanks),
The 2012 Calendar is HERE!!!!!!!
One of the small ways you can contribute to Asante Africa is by purchasing this year’s 2012 monthly calendar. This year’s calendar was masterfully created using photos from the community directly impacted by Asante Africa’s work, and is available for $20.00.
These calendars make great gifts, so you may want to keep one for yourself, and give others as a gift to your friends, colleagues or co-workers. Those who receive this year’s calendar from you as a gift can enjoy the story each month tells, and they can take comfort in knowing that the proceeds from this fundraising activity directly support programs that impact the quality of lives and education for children and families in East Africa.
Asante Africa Foundation is proud to report that the local community receives greater than 90% of all donated funds you give to support collaborative, in-country programs. It is an objective of Asante Africa that what scholarship recipients take for educational opportunities is ultimately used to build independent, self-sustaining economies in East Africa. Asante Africa Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization in the United States, and is not part of any religious or political entity or institution.