Co-founders, Hanne & Ted, celebrate a year of achievements with their HHFL family

Co-founders, Hanne & Ted, celebrate a year of achievements with their HHFL family

An insightful message from  our co-founders, Hanne Howard and Ted Horton, as they prepare to return home to Canada after an emotional closing ceremony at HHFL.

Written by Ted Horton and Hanne Howard, HHFL/HHF co-founders

We have many reasons to be thankful and to celebrate our collective achievements. Yesterday as we watched and listened to the “HHFL kids” during our annual closing ceremony we were reminded of that again and of how much the kids and we have grown together over the years. It was our last day at the project before we return to Canada. The mix of song, dance, art, drama, poetry and speeches made it not only a lot of fun but also very emotionally gratifying.

Ted & Hanne at HHFL closing ceremonies

Ted & Hanne at HHFL closing ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were particularly touched as the secondary and post secondary graduates spoke about how the project changed their lives.  Their success already breeds success. They now actively work with Lucy and Isaiah to mentor their younger sisters and brothers. Their message is “ work hard at school, be disciplined and respectful and help others”.

HHFL kids

HHFL kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been working to build more self-reliance at HHFL. Our message is ‘this is your project and for it to survive and prosper in the longer term, you must be actively involved”. Lucy and her staff with the active support of our graduates have gotten the message.  They are all now working as a team and really taking charge. Three of them have now joined the Board of directors of HHFL. The new HHFL home and this winning attitude augers well for the future of HHFL.

HHFL kids express their gratitude

HHFL kids express their gratitude

 

 

 

A simple yet inspiring message

A simple yet inspiring message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-reliance and self-preservation are very important to the survival and continued growth of HHFL. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please click here.

 

 

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