As the closure of 2021 is fast approaching, we wanted to take a moment to pause for thought and reflect on the noteworthy moments from the last 12 months.
Many challenges and obstacles have been thrown our way, as can be said for everyone. Covid-19 continues to create so many issues and just when we thought things were starting to return to some kind of normality, the Omicron variant reared its ugly head.
This current financial year we are on track to send six containers to Africa, equating to 60 tonnes of tools and equipment. It’s particularly pertinent at this time seeing how the poorest parts of the world have been hit the hardest by Covid-19 reinforcing the need for us and the work we support in Africa.
Adrian’s early return from Zambia this month, while hugely disappointing was by no means a wasted trip. He used his time in quarantine to review how we plan to work in Africa. While this wasn’t how we had envisaged ending 2021 we are keen to begin 2022 on a positive and optimistic note. We are hopeful that circumstances will permit his travel to Tanzania and Uganda in the first part of next year.
We wanted to share our gratitude for the generous donations that we have received which enable us to continue to supply tools to valuable training programmes in Africa. The partnerships that we are establishing with other charitable organisations and Workaid’s independent goals, gives us a lot to look forward to going into 2022. With this model of collaborative working, we can strive for even more ambitious targets and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures. While at times we have been tested, we have proven to ourselves how adaptable and resilient we are.
We cannot thank everyone enough for how that has helped us get through the challenges that we have been presented with.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and good health, happiness for you and your families.