Step By Step Africa had a great year in 2011. Not just for what we accomplished, but also for laying the groundwork for some exciting new projects in the year ahead.
Our largest beneficiary continues to be communities in northern Ghana, under the watchful eye of our local staff, Paul Aborik. We have continued our focus on supporting HIV+ mothers and have solidified our relationships with local hospitals so that we can reach even more people.
Looking ahead, we have been working with a local support group for people impacted by HIV/AIDS and expect to begin subsidizing the cost of secondary school for HIV orphans.
2011 was a year of planning for our future operations in Uganda. Unfortunately, our partnership with Collaborative Hands of Love in Family Outreach has come to an end with the departure of our main contact, Sister Anne Muduwa. But you should expect some exciting news in the coming months as we solidify a new partnership that will be aimed primarily at HIV+ women and AIDS orphans.
In 2011 we held our 5th annual concert fundraiser. We would once again like to thank everyone that came out to the event or donated online. After lengthy debate, we decided to try something new in 2012 so stay tuned for some new events in the next twelve months.
This year also saw the first new appointment to our Board of Directors since our founding 5 years ago, with Shaindy Offenheim joining the team to spearhead our 2012 events.
Thank you everyone for a great year and we look forward to 2012!