Reflections 2 - The US has become my second home! The People of this nation have embraced my work and vision from when I started my journey with #VitalVoices in 2015, to my #EFJourney in 2016 - I have amassed a network that is changing the trajectory of our organisation and is helping us give a voice to vulnerable children in our Valley; due to the warmth and openness of the American people.
I was honoured to attend the Socrates Annual Dinner this past weekend in honor of Madeleine Albright - a Czechoslovakian immigrant that became a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
and THE FIRST WOMAN to become the United States Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton in 1997 - the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at the time of her appointment. "As a refugee myself who fled the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, I personally benefited from this country’s generosity and its tradition of openness.” - Madeleine Albright “When I came here as a child, I will never forget sailing into New York Harbor for the first time and seeing the Statue of Liberty,” she wrote. “It proclaims ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ - Madeleine Albright
It was an honour to meet and spend a bit of time with you Secretary Albright. Your words - lifetime lessons! Thank you.