Thank you so much for your support each and every day. We are only as productive as the people who are involved with Keep The Dream196, and that includes you! I hope you realize how much you contribute each and every day to the children of KTD196 and the lives you are saving, from addiction to pregnancy, from violence and jail to unemployment and hopelessness. YOU are making such a huge difference in the lives of our children. I am truly grateful.
What we do is change the trajectory of so many lives, not just children.
As I have shared in the past, we work with women through our self-help groups, and currently, we have in excess of 300 women involved in that project. I will share more about this next week. We also train and equip the parents we work with, who are predominantly mothers, as well as Scouters who again are predominantly women in the villages. Finally, we train our staff who once again are majorly women.
Because of your support, we have been able to bring 2 more people on to full-time, Nomasi is one and Rosemary is the other, I have shared Rosemary’s story before but you can find both these stories on our new website. I see that some people from America, South Africa, Australia, and Poland so far have taken up the offer to check it out early. Please if you have any suggestions for improving the site I would be very happy to take them on board.
Below Nomasi shares her story of coming to KTD196, Nomasi has been so engaged with the children’s program that she has started Cubs and Scouts based at her home, she is not yet trained to do this but she has such a heart and passion for the children that she wanted to help
Thank you so much for your support
Ps those who haven’t yet gone to our website for a sneak peek please do so, you can leave a message there if you want something added or changed. We are working together and I need to hear your voice.
My name is Nomasi I am from Nkowankowa Township. Before joining KTD 196, I was working at Wimpy Restaurant as a waiter/cashier for 13 years. One day, while I was working, came in a woman who for the first time listened to my story, understood where I came from in my life, and did not judge me to a point where one day she offered me a job to work as Admin assistant at her office.
Never in a million years did I think of giving myself a chance to further my education, being given a chance to work and learn, grow and develop many skills.
Being in an organization like Keep The Dream196 where opportunities are available to everyone, you can succeed in life and make a difference. Working for KTD196 and learning the Children’s program has helped me as a mother to understand my children and help them regardless of the challenges they will face in life with a positive attitude no matter the circumstances.
This is a life-changing opportunity to focus on my life again, and help other people around me especially young children because they are tomorrow’s future, no matter their background.
I am happy to be part of a local NGO that runs different programs in supporting children and encourages parents to support their children’s education and empower communities to sustain themselves by providing for their families. Thank you very much because I am now a very confident person and a better parent, I get to spend time with my kids and be involved in daily life activities.
I wish to be a good example that it is never too late to start over again in life. KTD196, may your work continue to bring blessings to many people’s lives.
I never thought that one day I would challenge myself; I have always wanted to make a difference and be someone in life. It is never easy to make a life-changing decision but am happy I did because it was the best one ever. I have worked in a restaurant because I have to provide for my family now am achieving my dream.
I know KTD196 helps the children but you have also helped me to grow and realize my dream
Thank you Keep The Dream 196 NGO.