This day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in different countries and communities.
Ginger Camel has chosen to celebrate this occasion by highlighting the work of an extraordinary woman, who is making a great difference in this world.
Fiona Lovatt has been an educator and teacher for 30 years in New Zealand with an extensive international experience in teaching and literacy issues.
Since 2011, Fiona has been leading a number of community projects in Northern Nigeria, providing home, food, shelter, medical care, and education to orphans affected by the ongoing war against Boko Haram.
The Ginger Camel team was very touched with her story... It is a poignant insight into the effects of a war that touched every aspect of society, including the most vulnerable of all…children.
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To support the Lovatt Foundation, please visit the website:http://lovattfoundation.org/about/
Here is what a Nigerian community worker said about Fiona Lovatt:
“Fiona Lovatt is an inspiration. She's a testimony that smallness of means is no excuse not to act, and that simple, yet sincere efforts can create ripple-effects that eventually leads to change. Thanks to her commitment and persistence, she teaches all those who come to her encounter that we need to make a difference, one step at a time.
And all of this came from an initiative to distribute books! For now, let us not only salute this wonderful personality, but also take a cue by being a Fiona in our immediate environments. With a book in your hand and one step at a time, you will go places!”