Over the past couple days I had an experience which made me realize even more that I am so fortunate and grateful for all I have in my life and that I have experienced in my life to date. The experience landed me up taking a trip to the hospital emergency room, where I was taken care of and helped so efficiently by the professional staff at NYGH, who were so caring and compassionate. The real point is, as afraid as I was, it was all there for me, everything I needed.
I have had so many great opportunities put in front of me and have been so fortunate, I can’t wait for all the future holds. My life and all the choices I have made, have not been perfect, and yet… I would not change a thing. Every choice I have made has led me to where I am today. The experience I just had made me realize even more so that there is no time like now to act and do the work I want to do with Children and Women in South Africa because they deserve the same opportunities and support I have in every way. They may choose to make different choice than you or I would but they at least deserve the opportunity to be able to make a choice, their choice.
What I have also realized is that it is unconventional and out of the box thinking that will allow the My Arms Wide Open™ Foundation teams to be truly successful in supporting families in the rural areas of South Africa. If we can stay outside of “our norms” we will be able to see the real opportunities to support the people we are working with to truly create opportunities for them to learn and grow. Opportunities to be able to take a hold of their lives and steer them in the direction they want to go.
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The My Arms Wide Open™ Foundation, was established to provide support and collaboration with mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, enabling them to build sustainable communities and responsible businesses. With stronger families, communities emerge as a solid foundation for society. In the process they re-engage fathers to repair the family unit. In our definition, mothers include women who are caring for children and include child-led households, working within the pre-teen and teen groups. Fathers include the fathers, young males and adult males within the community.
Manzimvula™ Ventures, Inc. is a values-based consulting firm whose purpose is to support organizations who choose to build socially responsible and profitable enterprises that profoundly impact their organizational communities and the individuals they affect in a compassionate and sustainable manner.
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