On Friday, October 5th, friends of Healthy Schools International,
volunteers and board members gathered to celebrate a year of growth and
good work. Wowed by the world-famous West Africa dance troupe,
KanKouran, we danced to the drums and watched cultural demonstrations of
love and struggle in rhythm and movement.
We discussed the struggles of our partner schools and so many others we have yet to meet (to the left is the sole sanitation facility for a school of 300 in Tonkilili District, Sierra Leone). We also celebrated our volunteers and partnerships, hearing from guests from the Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington, DC, and from our own Patrick Manoah, the Healthy Schools International project coordinator, visiting with us all the way from Nairobi, Kenya.
Another accomplishment we are proud of is that, for the second year in a row, HSI has earned GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency. It is awarded to nonprofits who demonstrate fiscal stewardship and reporting standards. I am so grateful for our volunteers and for your generosity which, together, make all this good work and impact possible, helping raise thriving students and healthier communities in Africa. I hope we can count on your continued giving (and if so, please click here now), and journey along side us in 2019.
Yours (Dancing) in Service,