Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Encouragement Changes Lives.....

“Everybody has the ability to offer encouragement to others and everybody can benefit from receiving encouragement.” - John Shadforth, my Mother's cousin and Founder of The Encouragement Foundation 2007.

The Encouragement Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that relies on corporate and philanthropic sponsorship to promote and raise awareness of the value of encouragement in our society.

Encouragement projects are guided by the belief that to achieve the most good for the greatest number, the philosophy of encouragement through education and supportive funding avenues is required.

A simple pat on the back, a smile or an encouraging word is sometimes all that is needed.

The Foundation provides support to both local and overseas projects like Encouragement House in Timor which will provide 7 villages in Timor with educational support to assist families break the poverty cycle.
At a local level, the Encouragement Foundation focuses on those projects that promote encouragement through support and education. It specifically recognises projects that help individuals break the poverty cycle and supports individuals who support others through Grants, Scholarships, Bursaries and social support.

Please take the time to browse the Encouragement Foundation's website and you'll find something that will encourage you. Check out the Blog and read inspirational stories of encouragement too by clicking HERE.

I hope you'll take the time to have a look and sign up for the regular news updates to stay informed on what the Foundation is up to.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic to see this story Katrina... educational support is a powerful way to break this kind of cycle... Ive read for example that every time one girl is educated the flow on effect in a village is enormous...girls have a way of impacting the well-being of the community... quite sobering for us to realise when we can take education largely for granted!