John's back from Africa! His trip was fairly brief this time, but jam-packed. All 8 days on the ground were spent in Niger, where Eliminate Poverty Now has the most active projects. The main focus of this trip was on the Farmers of the Future program, as well as several new projects that we're hoping to implement with funding from Rotary.
Perhaps one of the great highlights was having the full FOF Leadership Team (minus Judy, who was greatly missed!) together in one place for the first time: Dov Pasternak from Israel, Robin Mednick of Canada from Pencils for Kids, Hamani Djibo, Director of LIBO, and Sidi Mohamed, our new FOF General Manager were all there! The team holds regular Skype meetings, but getting together in person was especially wonderful, and led to lots of good team building and discussion.
Make sure to keep up with us here on the blog, as the next few posts will be getting into the details of John's trip, from the on-going work to build visibility and support for FOF, to our plans for expanding FOF into the adult community, and those projects hinted at that are being developed with the hope of Rotary funding!
|The FOF Leadership Team (L to R): Dov, John, Hamani Djibo, Robin, Sidi Mohamed|
|FOF sign at the Galbal pilot school|