Mission: The mission of Mothering Across Continents is “Adopting Dreams. Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders.” We pursue this mission by providing a platform for volunteer catalysts – particularly women – to receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to develop dream projects. Our focus is developing and delivering innovative education projects serving orphans, at-risk, and vulnerable children in the most impoverished, under-served locations. We’re committed to guiding these projects to become models for change.
Results: Mothering Across Continents has launched and supported projects in 10 countries. We have served over 6,000 children, engaged 400+ volunteers, educated 10,000 U.S. students about global issues and raised 1.5 million since inception for our projects. We developed the first merit school program for Mwiko Primary School –an impoverished school in Rwanda which serves children and families effected by genocide. We built the first permanent primary school in Unity State South Sudan where only 1 in 10 have access to education and 90% of adults can’t read. We introduced the first technology-focused vocational and lifestyle training program for young women in rural northern Haiti. We developed the first sustainable early-childhood development center in a community of Kwa-Zula Natal in South Africa.
Programs: We have launched and supported projects in South Africa, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Haiti, Hong Kong, Thailand, Liberia, Bolivia, and the U.S.
My introduction to Mothering Across Continents was a number of years ago through one of the Lost Boys from Sudan, James Lubo Majak. I was forever moved by his testimony that education was more important than food, water or shelter because if you are educated then you can figure a way to acquire the others. Plus, I was amazed to learn that Lubo was in the process of earning a degree from UNC Charlotte given his tremendously challenged youth back in his homeland .
Based upon my being enlightened and inspired by Lubo, I became increasingly appreciative of Mothering Across Continents who was sponsoring his mission of building the first permanent primary school in South Sudan. My deep admiration and support of Mothering Across Continents was genuinely earned by their successfully completing the first school in South Sudan. Therefore to me they not only "Adopt Dreams" but also "Realize Dreams" in the process of "Raising Tomorrows Leaders"
Another impressive dimension about Mother Across Continents in addition to their passionate global reach is their equally effective commitment to communities close to home. This past spring I witnessed their engagement of students across the Charlotte region in hands on learning and project support of their core values. These ranging from education / literacy, poverty / global economy, water / infrastructure, hunger / nutrition. environmental / climate changes to peace, conflict resolution, social attitudes and behavioral tolerance.