Ayo! is Growing Up

This week we celebrated Ayo!’s first birthday at Cantaloupe pub and we welcomed all of our Ayo! friends to the party. The best part was that they didn’t just come for the cake—they came for us! (Trust me.) We took this opportunity to celebrate all of the achievements of our first year. Ayo! made it possible for 100 visually impaired kids to get an equal education by providing them with a Braille printer. Have you ever thought about how important it is for these children to have books? Braille books are essential tools for aiding the literacy process of blind children. With the printer the school can now make these books accessible to all of its students. So, with this gift we gave them an opportunity to expand their horizons. These children can now have updated books and they are very thankful for it. This is our reward.

We also gave 70 children with physical disabilities the opportunity to move independently within their school. When we visited the school for the first time it was heartbreaking to see that a lot of the students weren’t able to move independently up and down the stairs when they needed to. One boy told us that he felt so dependent when he needed to go upstairs that he tried to avoid it by scheduling his day in a way that allowed him to completely avoid taking the stairs. So Ayo! did it! We got them an elevator. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.

But wait, that’s not all. Do you remember why I joined this lovely organization? Do you remember what made me so thankful and happy to be a part of it? It was the soup kitchen. Together we made it possible for 500 elderly people to eat dinner in dignity by raising the money needed to provide them with new dishware.

Ayo! I am happy!

Happy birthday Ayo! Keep up the good work.

With you support we can expect more from Ayo! Let’s find more local solutions for local challenges in the months and years to come.

See you soon,
Talin