From 2020 until now, there’s so much that has taken place in my life…and I’m not even able to write it all here. There have been both highs and lows as I continue to experience the ebbs and flows of life. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I spent a little over three months in Ghana. My goal was originally to find a position there, but of course things did not go as planned…and I’m so glad they didn’t.
I woke up one morning and the first thing I heard was, “You don’t come to Ghana to take jobs, you come to Ghana to create jobs.” When I heard that, I knew that it was time to start my nonprofit Helping Other People Excel For Tomorrow Inc (H.O.P.E. For Tomorrow). While I love volunteering and serving others, I’d been putting off starting a nonprofit for years. I could no longer put off starting the organization any longer, knowing how many people could be helped.
In the past, I, in addition to a few board members, have been used to spearhead fundraising initiatives for schools, families, and individuals. We’ve raised money to provide food for 27 families during winter break, raised money to provide building supplies and a school bus for a school, raised money to provide a water source for a community and school, donated school supplies to a school, donated first aid supplies to a church, and raised money to purchase delivery supplies for a mom. Several of us have also done work with homeless organizations in Maryland.
H.O.P.E. For Tomorrow plans to implement initiatives in the arenas of Education, Health, and Community Development. Each of those areas are issues that I have personally been involved with. We are currently working with the Alliance For African Women Initiative to sponsor a school lunch and garden program at Adenkrebi Basic School in Ghana.
H.O.P.E. For Tomorrow is a faith-based, humanitarian organization serving the needs of underprivileged communities, women and children through educational, healthcare, and community development efforts.
We want to bring hope to nations by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ through education initiatives, healthcare services, and community development; and we envision a world where all children have access to adequate education and nutrition, and women and families have access to basic human rights.
Please visit www.spreadhopeintl.org to learn more about our work and the work we are doing at Adenkrebi Basic School.