I was born and raised in Canada, but I spent a significant portion of my time in South Africa from 2003 to 2010. These years unquestionably shaped my commitment to realizing my dream of of aiding those who have lost hope, for every individual deserves the chance to dream.
After coming back to Canada in 2010, reintegrating into life in my homeland posed a significant challenge. Fueled by ambition, I set my sights on Calgary to embark on a journey in photojournalism studies, driven by the aspiration to one day go back to South Africa and capture the stories of those who have benefited from the non-profit organizations that I feature on 'In Their Shoes'.
A decade has passed, and I have yet to accomplish this, but with unwavering determination and patience, I continue to hold fast to the belief that my dream will one day materialize.
For now, I will use this platform to share information about non-profit organizations I have either directly collaborated with or have close connections to. I am committed to promoting only those organizations for which I have dedicated substantial time and effort, or those I personally know individuals involved with. While many non-profits are commendable, it's crucial to acknowledge that some misuse their resources and authority. Rest assured that the non-profit organizations I endorse here are reputable and deserving of your support. I do not benefit financially from any donations; they are directed straight to the non-profit of your choice.
This is where your involvement becomes crucial. I encourage you to visit the websites of the non-profits I feature and consider lending your support. If financial assistance is not feasible, a simple act like following and sharing my social media profiles can go a long way in spreading awareness and support.
If you have any inquiries about these organizations, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Your engagement and support can make a meaningful impact.