Edition #2 – June 20, 2020
Dear Alfalit Family,
Since our last newsletter, a lot has happened
in our world to say the least. However,
the importance of ensuring Literacy for All
never ceases – not even in pandemics or
during national turmoil. If anything, these
situations make us realize just how essential
the ability to read and write truly is. Thanks
for taking the time to stay informed about
Alfalit, particularly during this difficult period,
as we try to continue to serve others as
God intends. Alfalit believes that literacy is
a fundamental right of every human. Your
support is always critical to achieving this.
And, for all of you fathers, grandfathers,
uncles and every other man who has made a
difference in a child’s life…
Thank YOU & Happy Father’s Day
Catherine F. Penrod
Since March, Alfalit’s literacy, preschool, job skills and conversational English classes suspended to comply with government mandates in the wake of Covid-19. Of course, Alfalit did this willingly to protect our teachers, students and staff (and their families). That is still our priority.
Very tentative start dates for the 2020 semester are scheduled. Meanwhile, Alfalit’s affiliates in other countries adjusted operations with our guidance and suggestions. The financial and personal hardships experienced by our global family are intensified by extreme poverty, food scarcity, domestic violence, etc. Affiliate staff and volunteers are hard at work to provide food relief, clean drinking water, masks, other health and safety materials, and mental health referrals. See this video for just one instance of how we addressed the virus in another country. Going forward, Alfalit plans a renewed emphasis on disease prevention and personal hygiene as a part of classes.
The Headquarters team worked from home and in late May began to return to the office on a rotational basis while following all CDC safety protocols. Visitors are also asked to comply with hygiene information in our programs in the hopes that we can assist the residents of the countries we serve for years to come.
For more information on how you can help our students recover in their home country please email alfalit@localhost or call us at 305-597-9077. Please note our response times might be delayed due to Covid-19 but rest assured we will respond as soon as we are able.
You care about our students & volunteer teachers in developing countries.
We know this. And, we are also aware that you want to help.
This is your opportunity to keep them safe and ready to learn.
Your gift today will provide supplies like masks, sanitizers, soap and so on.
Your compassionate generosity will also aid teachers as they prepare for classes later this year – when education can happen safely.
We ask that you keep our world wide family in your prayers.
Please know, you are are in ours. God bless!
Putter late than never
The Alfalit Golf Tournament is set to take place October 10!
Originally scheduled in May, we postponed the event to ensure a safe, fun experience for all. Sponsorships and golf foursomes are available now, just in time for Father’s Day. As we all know, things change daily in our “new normal” so be sure to watch for the latest news and updates on about this event –and all other activities.
For more information and registration, please click the picture or contact Todd Talbott at 323-804-0521
Happy Father’s Day
During these difficult times, we have found new ways to connect. When flights were cancelled and physical distancing emerged, we phoned our loved ones and learned about the marvels of FaceTime and Zoom. Whether you are a dad or have been/are like a dad to someone, Happy Father’s Day!
Alfalit celebrity Board member Maksim Chmerkovskiy celebrates all dads on Father’s Day!
Dedicate your children to God and point them in the way that they should go, and the values they’ve learned from you will be with them for life. –Proverbs 22:6
It Really Is Going to Be Okay
There is strength in admitting our fears. Many of us feel anxious, worried or sad when we think about an uncertain future. Stress about health and well-being, economic stability and the safety of our loved ones as they walk out of the door abound. Where there lies doubt and questioning, so too does the hope that things will get better. We pray for all of our brothers and sisters, here and abroad, and to help us during these challenging times. As you read this, remember, you are not alone. Alfalit stands with you. More importantly, God does too.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. -Isaiah 43:2
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