With your help the people of West Africa have "a chance, not only to change their own lives and their own destinies, but to change the future of an entire generation".

Monday, July 22, 2013

Moving forward on all fronts

Our aim is to stimulate long term, sustainable change. It is not an easy path to walk. It is a path full of challenges, dissapointments, dangers, and above all wonderful people, and amazing opportunities. What we do is, however, similar to gold mining. We have to go through a lot of dirt to find the nuggets.

These past few weeks we have been sifting through applications for the AvTech Academy, many from the Afram Plains. Out of it we have offered places to 11 young women to come to Kpong on a 4 year apprenticeship, learning engineering, airfield management, life skills, first aid, EMT like training, and how to improve their own lives, whilst empowering them to become the next generation of movers and shakers in rural developments.

We have come across consistent evidence of poor quality education. These young women have graduated from school, and yet are still lacking in so much basic knowledge. As we train them, and as we drop aerial supply packages of health education to their own villages, we are creating a bond that will provide a life line towards future developments.

We are still on track to drop 1000 packages this year, and are soon going to print 5,000 posters ready for drops. We thank our supporters around the world for joining hands with us as we step up to the plate of reaching the hardest to reach people, and working with them to give them a hand up, and never a hand out!

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