Among the invited guests were the village chiefs, representatives of educational institutions, residents who hold leadership positions and parents who are actively involved in the life of the school community. We specially prepared certificates and badges of appreciation for those especially deserving, without whose support it would be difficult for us to find our way in this local community, and who welcomed us with open arms. When it was time for speeches, the village chief/king Nana Baah I began. Immediately after him, the queen of the village Obaahema spoke. Both emphasized the value of community involvement, the importance of education and investment in the youngest generation, who will be the future of the residents. We were also congratulated for a decade of fruitful partnerships and thanked for those major projects we have carried out over the years as a foundation and the Janusz Korczak Kindergarten. All this would not have been possible without the kindness and commitment of the village authorities. The King and Queen also prepared an extraordinary gift for us to honor our activities with a beautiful certificate.
At the end, it was I who had the privilege to give a fiery, emotional and very personal speech, which described the journey I have gone through from 2013 until today. It was a very important moment for me. I stood with pride and emotion, looking at the achievements of the work of our entire team. The school, which was once just a dream, today is a place of education and hope for many children in the village. This round anniversary meant much more to me than just institutional successes, it was a moment when I could appreciate all the way I had come and be grateful to those who had supported me at every stage of this remarkable journey. I repeatedly emphasize the pivotal role of my family and their support in this journey, without which it would have been difficult for me to persevere.In particular, I am grateful to my husband Eddie, with whom I was united not only by love, but also by a passion to join forces to work together to change the reality around us for the better. This celebration and joy was made possible primarily thanks to the commitment of our team with whom he works on a daily basis and the indescribable contribution of the multitude of people of good will who have systematically and relentlessly for years supported the dream and initiative of the Janusz Korczak Kindergarten in Ghana.
The ten years I've been running the foundation in Ghana are not just about work - they are about love, passion and dedication. It is my childhood dream fulfilled, it is my story that I want to continue and still be determined to make the world a better place for everyone.