19 May 2012
Dear Friends and Members,
I am delighted to join the WYA International team as the fourth President of World Youth Alliance. Working with our members in Africa for the past two and a half years has been much fun and a great learning experience, and I look forward to working with staff and members from other regions.
As our organization keeps growing, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage our members in our mission as well as reaching out to more young people. There are already many training opportunities for our members, such as our regional Emerging Leaders Conferences, and we look forward to even bringing such training events to our National Chapters.
Also, our offices and chapters have regular cultural events that we hope to keep growing. Our social media platforms have started to generate much engagement with our members, and we hope to continue to increase these interactions and discussions online.
All this is made possible by our talented and dedicated staff members, supported by our active members and friends in every region. As such, I want to thank all of you for your passion and dedication to WYA’s mission.
In addition, I want to thank our Board and Foundation for their support, with special thanks to the Chair of the Board, Ann Seabright, and the Founder, Anna Halpine. Many thanks for the outgoing team, Francois Jacob and Christopher While–it was great working with you guys. I also look forward to working with Ms. Leah Bloomberg who will be joining us in June as International Director of Operations.
Thank you all for your continued support. I look forward to working with everyone in solidarity!