In his book, The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership, John C. Maxwell says that momentum is a leaders best friend! And that many times it is the only thing that makes the difference between losing and winning. He continues to say that “getting started is sometimes a struggle, but once you’re moving forward, you can really start to do amazing things”.
And that has been our journey so far – because we started and kept going last year, we are now gathering momentum.
The joy of giving
On the 18th January we had the priviledge of meeting with some of our Kwazulu-Natal based crafters to catch up and discuss plans for the year. We also used this as an opportunity to give back in appreciation and recognition of their work. Our gift was in the form of saving stamp vouchers from Shoprite – a well-timed gift received in time to get stationery and much needed items as schools had just opened a week earlier. These may be small gifts, but they were received with much joy and appreciation.
Our dream is to one day offer financial support and higher education bursaries for our crafters children. Watch this space for more…
Making education a priority
Speaking of education, African Mamas Crafts was honoured to showcase some of our latest pieces to the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Julia Gillard (above), who was in Johannesburg to be honoured at the Camfed Symposium as their Patron. Ms Gillard is passionately committed to the education of girls and the promotion of women. Our enterprise is one small example of what enterprising women can do and are doing! To view some of the items showcased visit our Facebook and Instagram page.
Till next month,
Goodbye, Salani Kahle & Totsiens,
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts