August 13, 2013 | Posted by: Succeed Africa
This month's news letter is dedicated to all our hard working volunteers who have helped us to come this far. It is through their tireless efforts that Dress Africa as an organization has sailed across safely. We want to thank you all for your support and being part of us as we work towards bringing change in marginalized parts of Africa.
Even though we did not collect the information from all our volunteers, we sampled a few and this is what they had to say:
Alicia Petley (Event Organizer & Media)
Josh and I met, when he and two of his friends showed up one Sunday at the church that I have attended most of my life. I was so happy to see new faces my own age at the church, which at the time had very few people around my own age. We became fast friends over the next coming Sunday's as they all become very active within our church family.
It wasn't long before I found out about Dress Africa and the amazing thing's that it has achieved and the things that it wants to achive in the future. I was quickly onboard. One of my talents is being able to create different things using the many different skills that i have learned at school. So it was my pleasure to help Josh create a basic website, so that there was more information out there about Dress Africa.
My most current project with Dress Africa is the creation of the new website and maintaining it and other media outlets as needed. I also look forward to helping with different events/lunches in the future. I think that Dress Africa is on its way to making a better tomorrow for those that not only live in Africa but in other parts of the world as well.
Please remember: I will do today what other's wont so that I can live tomorrow like others can't.
If we don't help today, we won't have a better tomorrow to live for. Thank-you.
Emily Puccini (Editor)
Josh Okello and I first met in 2009, when we were frosh at Tyndale University College in Toronto. One of our first conversations revolved around the fact that he could speak a total of forty seven dialects and I could speak a total of one. Nevertheless I speak and write that one language pretty well, and I've been honoured to help edit the Dress Africa website's written content.
Josh's story, and the story of Dress Africa, is one of strength and courage, a testament to God's faithfulness, provision, and direction. It is the story of Kenyan and Canadian Christians who desire to be salt and light in this world. Dress Africa's teams in Kenya and Toronto are already making a tangible difference in African lives through the construction of sturdy housing, sports outreach, and a variety of other ministries.
Beginning in Nairobi and Nyanza Province, the organization is helping to implement sustainable change in this country's infrastructure and social landscape. I am so excited that Dress Africa is mobilizing Kenyan nationals who are working for change in the country of which they are so proud. Let's pray that, with the Lord's blessing, Africa's future generations can grow up with clean water, quality education, and the opportunity to hear the Gospel message.
Ferdinand Oguma (Communication & Research)
Ferdinand Ogumah has been actively involved in Dress Africa’s undertakings in Kenya since its inception; the 26 year old graduate from a Kenyan University who studied Mathematics and majored in statistics surely loves to be involved in things outside his self, an attribute which has greatly favored his volunteer in the organization. Photography suits his interests and he engages in it for pleasure.
He has been at the forefront in promoting Dress Africa projects in Kenya, a move which made him oversee the distribution of aid to the needy in thec marginalized regions of the country. With looming growth in the organization, Ferdinand foresees that it’ll extend its outreach program to other nations and intensify the alleviation of human suffering to mankind.
Dress Africa, deemed as God’s blessing to the local people who perpetually suffered from calamities have their hopes restored as the organization has mitigated their plights over the years. The continued support of the organization has empowered widows who now comfortably fend for their needs and their children go to school happily. God has used the organization to curb the mortality rate which suffers a major blow from the malaria pandemic which is the largest killer of children under the age of 5 years in Kenya; statistics puts the annual death toll from the scourge at 39,000. Major positive changes have been felt across the region by the beneficiaries of the aids who can never hide their joy and always pray for the well being of the institution.