"It takes a village..."
Spread the word
Have you ever heard of the proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" or "If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together"? Simply put these two reasonable and profound statements are all about collective social responsibility. "It takes a whole village to raise a child" reflects on a social reality that some of us who grew up in rural areas of Africa can easily relate to. As a child my conduct was a concern of everybody, not just my parents, especially if it involved misconduct. Any adult had the right to rebuke and discipline me and would make the mischief known to my parents who in turn would also administer their own 'punishment.' The concern, of course was the moral well-being of the community. In the same reasoning, we may have the ability to articulate our goals on a page in ink, but certainly we do not have it in our power the ability to carry the mission alone and succeed.
If you get to know our team up close and in person, you will learn that most of us, like you, have an interesting story to tell about our past, our choices, luck that befell us and our impressive accomplishments. While we may tell you what it took to get to where we are now, the truth is we didn't do it alone.
Our shared values in our stories of surviving, embracing change, being humble, trusting the process and being hopeful is what connects us to our shared mission. Our commitment to villages in Africa is because we want help those whom we can relate too, we have walked in their shoes. It's not about changing the world, or saving Africa, its about us giving back, letting them know "we see you".
If you are wondering "how can I help", We invite you to join us and support our efforts. Follow us on social media for updates, tell your friends and family about us and to donate, give shoes, clothes, socks, undies etc, promote our organization in your social media page, partner with us, volunteer, make mention of afrikicks if you have a platform. We need you, for us to succeed it will take a communal effort.