WHY I WANT TO VISIT AFRICA
by Greg Mickan
When I was a young boy...
When I was a young boy, my favourite Aunt (Aunt Edna), left her home in Adelaide to take up a nursing position in Nairobi. I still have some of the photos and picture books that she sent to my brothers and me about Kenya – images which have created a lasting memory for me, and a keen desire to one day visit Africa.
Recently, I partnered with a highly successful health and nutrition company that has representation in over 60 countries.
This company has a philosophy that, - with SUCCESS comes the RESPONSIBILITY to lift others up.
The company founders have a strong humanitarian commitment to the global community, and the ‘Caring Hands’ program, is a great example of this philanthropic culture.
The mission of ‘Caring Hands’ is to bring hope to families and children in need by improving access to nutrition, sanitation and education.
Each year, Business Partners of the company are given the opportunity to travel to underprivileged parts of the world to help build and improve amenities - especially schools and educational facilities.
In August last year, a very dear friend of mine (Janeane) went on a ‘Caring Hands’ trip to Tanzania, where she and others helped to create and improve facilities at a local school.
The experiences that she shared with me have further enhanced my eagerness to be part of the next ‘Caring Hands’ trip to Tanzania.
On a separate note...
Our company has a goal to help 4,000 of its Business Partners achieve the rank of ‘Diamond’ by the end of year 2020.
A ‘Diamond’ Business Partner is someone who has achieved this level by providing excellent customer service as well as training and support to his/her team of Business Partners. The average earnings of a ‘Diamond’ is in the vicinity of $17,000 per month or $200,000 a year.
My goal is to be one of these 4,000 people – but more importantly, I would like to help two other people to also achieve this level of ‘Diamond’.
In particular, I would love for one of these people to be from Africa.
Would you like to be part of the journey?
A further incentive...
A further incentive to visit Africa are the two children who my wife and I sponsor through World Vision.