HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to raising our world, one child at a time. I founded HEAL in 2007, after a very powerful experience volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya. I was 22, half way through my sophomore year in college, idealistic, optimistic and fiercely determined to make the world a better place.
I returned from that trip convinced that I could build an orphanage by the end of the year! That did not happen, in fact it took many years, but today HEAL cares for 50 children at Rapha Community Center in Nyahururu, Kenya. Three years ago we started a secondary school so we could educate our children, as well as the students from the surrounding community.
Rapha Community Center is a work in progress. We have accomplished a great deal, but the needs are immense. We have created a bold and exciting vision, that will provide opportunities for children to thrive and to grow into adults that will be leaders in their communities. However, I have learned to accept that our vision will not become a reality overnight. It will take time, hard work, perseverance, a lot of money and even more support from volunteers. Patience is a virtue, right?
Someday, we’ll have centers around the world, but for now, I hope you enjoy the journey as I share my work with you through this blog.
Learn more about HEAL: www.healraisingourworld.org
Find HEAL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/healraisingourworld