This fall, we ran a series on our social media pages called “Meet our Partners”. This series ran from October through December and introduced many of the wonderful, inspiring leaders of programs TFI partners with around the globe. We also showcased their work in helping those born into poverty to live safe, healthy lives by ensuring access to food, housing, education, or other critical needs. These programs and their fearless leaders are building up their own communities as part of the bigger picture–creating a world where all everyone, everywhere, can thrive.
Below is the full list of program leaders:
Pastor Byaruhunga Godfrey – Founder and Executive Director of Angels Care School, which is located in the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda.
Brisa de Angulo – CEO and Co-founder of A Breeze of Hope, a Bolivia-based organization with a mission of preventing sexual violence against children.
Sylvester Atitsogbe – Co-Founder and Executive Director of VARAS, Volunteers for Amelioration of Rural Areas, in Ghana.
Melissa Villa – Founder of Project PEARLS, an organization that works to improve the lives of children and their families living in slum communities in the Philippines.
Miguel Rodriguez – head of La Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia, an orphanage and school located in Peru.
Zachary Wong – Founder of Water in Nepal (WIN), an organization that works to bring clean water sources to remote villages throughout the country of Nepal.
“Mama” Lucy Kayiwa – head of St. Vincent’s Children of Kibera, a day school for children in a slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Hekani Jakhalu – Founder and Chair of Youthnet, an organization that offers young people in India educational and developmental opportunities.
Bill Morse – Founder and President of Landmine Relief Fund, an organization that works in Cambodia to clear away dangerous, still-active landmines.
Jenni Lipa – As Founder and President of Cambodian Community Dream Organization. CCDO’s vision is healthy, educated, sustainable villages in Siem Reap.
Nelly Villegas –Founder of a domestic violence shelter called Hogar de la Esperanza “Mama Victoria” in Peru.Nelly is a remarkable woman who lifted herself out of poverty.
Kwamboka Okari – Founder of Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation, a school located in Kenya that seeks to educate and care for children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.
The wrap up this series, we also featured Zak, a child who lives at one of our partner program’s facilities. Zak is an orphan who was born without the lower halves of his legs, who found a caring home at the Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC), an organization that focuses on empowering the disabled in Ghana to gain independent and productive lives.