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, April 30, 2012

Reaching out

Inspiration is the most magnificent gift.  Today the AvTech Girls, the real engines behind the MoM outreach, are speaking, for the second time in two weeks, to a group of over 300 girls from Rural Ghana.  The aim is not to make them want to become pilots, engineers, health workers, nurses or doctors.  No.  The aim of the programme is to light a fire in their hearts.  That fire should be one of inspiration to achieve more.  To realise that THEY control their destiny.  THEY can achieve whatever they put their hearts and minds to.  

Each of the girls will take a group and chat with them, admittedly about aircraft, health, engineering and flying - for that is what lights their eyes when they speak.  As they talk they will spread something very special - something that cannot be taxed, something that cannot ever be taken away from them.  Each and every girl will be inspired in one way or another, realising that 'if these girls from rural Ghana can be learning to fly, build planes and use their skills to take health education to the people, then the girls from rural Ghana can achieve whatever they set their minds to.'  

Changing attitudes is changing lives.  Giving the fire of inspiration is feeding the engine of ambition that generates the motivation which drives achievement forwards.

All it takes to start the most far reaching bush fire is the work of a small flame, at the right time, in the right place.

Today the MoM/AvTech team will be setting fires of inspiration that will continue to change lives, sustainably, one flight at a time... and we hope that fire will pass the borders and spread throughout all of West Africa.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to meet the anticipated growth of MoM, AvTech is taking on more girls to train this year.  Each one takes over four years to train.  Without them, MoM will not be able to maintain its outreach - we are planning for a sustainable future...  http://www.medicineonthemove.org/index.php/projects/avtech 

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