I am a bit out of commission. Nothing catastrophic, just a back injury that keeps me from sitting for more than a few minutes. It means I've been missing a lot of our meetings and less involved in the day-to-day activities of HBI. This is a big shift - as COIVD has ramp up our work exponentially and our whole team has been meeting in program related Zoom calls, multiple times per day.
From our program directors to our coordinators to the staff working directly in the Ines Project and Casa Girasoles homes, everyone - I mean that - everyone is going above and beyond to ensure we are doing everything we can to support the people and communities we serve. This has meant delivering food and medication to a families in the Ines Project. Its meant spending hours upon hours fielding calls from concerned families and helping them sort through their fears around COVID-19 and the safety of their children. Its meant coordinating online trainings for hundreds of participants - and delicately completing a research study from a computer screen thousands of miles away.
The thing is - this team, the HBI family, is so dang competent. Whatever comes from the pandemic - one thing I have learned very clearly, we have an amazing group of people working with our NGO. I can't be more proud to affiliate myself with such a committed, compassionate group.
Who knows what the future will bring, but one thing is certain in my mind - this is an amazing team and a committed group of change agents. I feel so fortunate to be a part of a family of so many great servants.
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