Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the challenges of our world?
The magnitude and complexity of global issues can feel so daunting.
I recently read Homegoing, the beautifully written book by Yaa Gyasi. I was gripped by her telling of the generational scars that colonization and the slave trade caused for entire nations, peoples, and families. Alongside the swirl of emotions that rose within while reading, I kept asking myself: Where do we go from here?
For we know the story is not finished. The continent of Africa should be one of the wealthiest continents in our world and yet it continues to be pillaged for its resources by economic superpowers and the unjust systems of which we all play a part.
But rather than despair or turn away, I want to lean in.
I want to be part of the good, the beautiful, and the hopeful.
NITEO is a Latin word which means to thrive, to flourish, to shine bright.
NITEO Africa is about being a part of paving a way for bright, flourishing, and hope-filled futures for children. As an organization we are leaning in to the complexities and challenges of global development and partnerships because we believe there is always hope to be found.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela’s words continue to ring true today. And one of the foundational pillars in educational success is literacy – the ability to read.
Open books. Open minds. Open doors.
Thank you for choosing to lean in with us.
One of the ways you can continue to lean in is through a year-end donation. All donations will receive a Canadian charitable giving receipt.
You can give online at the link below or you can give via cheque or e-transfer.
Cheques can be mailed to:
NITEO Africa Society
PO Box 29165
Kelowna, BC V1W 4A7
E-transfers can be sent to: email@example.com
Would you give a gift today to help us finish 2022 financially strong and ready for 2023?
Another way that you can lean in is through participating in our upcoming 2023 events!
- Silent Reading Party at Third Space Cafe on January 18, 2023
- Read-A-Thon February 3-9, 2023
- Volunteer as a Reading Mentor in our Family Reading Program (Kelowna & Vernon opportunities)
We truly cannot do this without you! I invite you to continue to lean in to this HOPE-full NITEO community.
Keep showing up.
Keep inviting others to join.
Keep living generously.