This morning we attended a breakfast highlighting the important work being done by Atlanta LEAD Institute, a nonprofit training program. We went through their 10-month program in 2013 when we were building the foundation for Just One Africa. They taught us about critical areas and facets of building, growing, and running a nonprofit. We are so grateful for their input and continued support.
Six years later they selected us out of an incredible group of nonprofits for the 2019 Impact Award for Nonprofit Excellence. It was very humbling to say the least considering the others who were nominated.
Reflecting back on all the relationships that have been built here locally and globally, the ways we have changed and grown as leaders and an organization, the partners and communities we have worked with in three different areas in Kenya, the sustainability projects that have been created and launched to provide holistic care for vulnerable children, and the thousands of lives that have forever changed because of consistent access to clean water, wow.
This year we are embarking on some of the biggest projects our organization has ever taken on. We are looking at big, big mountains that will need to be overcome, but on the other side is even more life-changing impact for individuals. Some days we want to give up and others we just keep putting one foot in front of the other even if it looks like we are moving backward. Today we choose to step forward. We can’t do it alone, come with us, and let’s be the change we want to see.