You will live here for 20 months? Wow. You will be Habasha (Ethiopian) by then!”
Haben Asmelash- FTF Associate in Ethopia
The progress of my country will be led from the ideas and efforts of our people. This is why First Things Foundation is welcomed in Sierra Leone. Our projects are your projects. We look for assistance, not others to tell us how to live.
King David Kargbo — Paradise 4 Kids employee and FTF Associate in Sierra Leone
It took years to immerse in Poka. The Armenian population was skeptical of our intentions. Time, truth and love is what we offered. And look at us now! This is our home. First Things Foundation gets this. I mean it’s in your name. Focus on the “first things”, the important things, and the rest will follow.
Deda Shushunick- Nun from the St. Nino Nunnery in Poka, Georgia
The villages of my country are wary of aid, especially the kind that comes to town for three or four days and then is gone, and rightfully so. We are a proud, hardworking people and we do not want handouts, nor do we want our culture tarnished by outside influences. I welcome and support the mission of First Things Foundation in Guatemala.
Yohan Rosales- FTF Associate in Guatemala
I love this word entrepreneurship! I look at the people of Adwa and I see it everywhere. There are problem solvers all over this country that just don’t know where to start and have zero support. A partnership is all they seek. I wish there were more First Things Foundation Site Coordinators in Ethiopia to partner with my people.
Elias – Owner and Operator of Sweet Academy Adwa, Ethiopia