Gratitude from a South African mentor

From April 3, 2015

We are happy to share an email we recently received from Freddie, an amazingly generous South African man who carries on the good work each day of his life. 

Dear Universal Promise:

I hope you are fine and well. I just wanted to say thanks to all the UP volunteers. It was amazing to have you here helping with judging our first-ever talent show. It was an honour to have you here. Really. Your final dance was awesome, and the kids still talk about it.

I want to thank you for coming all the way from the end of the world to change living circumstances for people who need it so much. You are the ladder that some can climb, and you bring smiles back into persons' lives where there were tears. You are leading the people out of the valley to climb the mountain, and one of these days, they will be on top of the mountain, and then they will see their dreams are still alive...

Thanks also for the educational contributions at Vusumzi, because education is the key out of poverty. Thanks that you also are part of the Addo Soccer Development Program. The youngsters in it are benefitting with the help of Andile, Elvis, and Chancey - all good men. Thanks for all the work you are doing at the creche, too.

You may leave, but you are also leaving smiles behind. Keep on doing good.