Sometime last year, our office got a message from a woman who said, “Dear AWLO, please my daughter has been out of school. She is one of the beneficiaries of the #1Mother1Child Program, but has not received the regular school fees from your organization yet. Please send my daughter’s school fees so she can go back to school.” Then it dawned on us that we are running out of Mothers.
Hitherto, 1Mother1Child encouraged women leaders/members of AWLO – mothers, to support at least one child whether girl or boy. To sponsor, and mentor this child to attain any level of education.
[Tweet “Motherhood is a concept not just for mothers. We collectively are mothers of the future; charged to preserve the future generation”]
Now we realize that Motherhood is a concept not just for mothers. We collectively are mothers of the future; charged to preserve the future generation. To provide them with the necessary opportunities, infrastructure, legacy, and tangible support to leverage, to attain their full potential and become better leaders.
[Tweet “#1Mother1Child is an initiative of African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO)”]
#1Mother1Child is an initiative of African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), spearheaded by 1Mother1Child Project Director; H.E. Alanyingi Sylva. AWLO envisions that children from poor background can have a fair chance at education.
We are inspired by stories like, the Transformational Leader; Goodluck Jonathan, who says he grew up with no shoes, Oprah Winfrey’s rise irrespective of an abusive childhood, Albert Einstein who was termed dyslexic, and how Ben Carson rose from a poor background to becoming a world sought-after Neurosurgeon. These are signs that every child truly has a shot at attaining their full potential.
[Tweet “So far, the #1Mother1Child program has 100 plus children trained to various levels of education”]
So far, the #1Mother1Child program has 100 plus children trained to various levels of education; with some introduced to vocational trainings, and international scholarships.
It is our dream that #1Mother1Child grows bigger with everyone delivering their part as mothers of the future. It is bigger than just mothers, we are all custodians of the future. It behooves us all to play our part in the making of future leaders.
[Tweet “Please visit 1Mother1Child.org to support #1Mother1Child”]
Please visit 1Mother1Child.org to support #1Mother1Child
See photos from #1Mother1Child Awareness Walk 2017 by clicking on the photo below