Saturday, November 24, 2012

Here's to the crazy ones...

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do" -- Steve Jobs

As you all know, Tyler Addison and I have been working extremely hard to get our non-profit organization up and running--- we finally have everything going and the website is looking great! We created Neema Intl. with a certain vision in mind-- we believe that every child deserves a life filled with understanding, support, dreams, laughter, and most importantly, love. Neema International has adopted the Tuleeni Orphanage as its primary focus and as the beneficiary of all its fundraising. Our mission is to make sure that these 78 children never have to feel unwanted, unloved, or unimportant. It is our goal to provide these children with all the necessary tools to succeed and to help build them a foundation for the best future possible. The 78 Tuleeni Orphans, Mama Faraji, and her husband are currently living in a rented home that is suitable for only 40 people. Neema International has been working collaboratively with a few other non-profits and two amazing individuals, Jackie Weiss and Eric Nelson, to raise money to build Mama and the children a new home. Jackie and Eric have been extremely helpful and truly such an inspiration to me. I will be moving to live with Mama and the orphans after I finish graduate school. With the help of Neema International, I hope to empower these children to realize their full potential and importance in this world. For us this is not a job. This is our passion. And our future. And therefore, it is our goal to continue finding ways to invest in the lives of Tuleeni's promising youth.