Poverty can be crippling for children and their families’ ability to lead healthy, productive lives. The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation supports numerous programs that offer sustainable methods for becoming economically independent.
Nu Skin congratulated the 2014 graduating class of the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) at a formal ceremony on August 8, in Malawi. Twenty-six husbands and wives received diplomas at the graduation that was attended by their families along with Nu Skin co-founder, Steve Lund, and many of Nu Skin’s top sales leaders for each of the company’s regions.
Before attending SAFI, Ndevusayiti and Zeliya Chinjikani’s lives were often plagued with hunger. After graduating from SAFI, their farm has successfully grown and now they can even afford to raise pigs. Their relatives’ and neighbors’ lives have also improved because of the SAFI farming techniques the Chinjikani’s are sharing.
In 2013, fruit trees will be planted and given to underprivileged children who are struggling to provide for themselves. Children will be able to use the trees for sustainable food production as well as a source of income. Thanks to Nu Skin’s distributors and customers who have purchased Epoch Body Butter, new trees will provide lasting benefits to children in need.
The most recent graduates from the School of Agriculture for Family Independence thank the generous donors from Nu Skin that have made their journey to independence possible. In a graduation address, gratitude was expressed on behalf of SAFI for the efforts of Napoleon Dzombe and the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation for changing the lives of so many people in Malawi. The clip also highlights the day-to-day happenings of SAFI as students learn more efficient farming skills and implement them to become independent.
Thirty family’s lives are beginning to change forever. New families were welcomed to the The School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) at the Mtalimanja village in Malawi. After being chosen by the chief of their home villages to attend SAFI, families from all over the country gather to learn how to farm more efficiently. SAFI’s vision is to educate both parents and children, ensuring the ideals of self-sufficiency last for generations to come.
Nu Skin humanitarian partner Napoleon Dzombe and Nu Skin’s Director of Humanitarian Operations Brent Goddard are highlighted in a China Educational Television (CETV) feature story about the 2012 Malawi Trip.
As the current SAFI families prepare to head home for their second year extension program, they are expressing gratitude for their donors. In appreciation for the life-long gift the scholarship donors gave to them, SAFI students hand-crafted beaded necklaces for their sponsors
This year, Blake Roney and humanitarian partner, Napoleon Dzombe were honored with an international Communitas Award for their work in Malawi through the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation’s SAFI initiative.
The current SAFI families are finishing up their first year at Mtalimanja Village. As these students prepare to head home for the second year extension program, the children in the village took some time to draw pictures for the generous donors who provided their family with a scholarship, funding their education and living expenses while at SAFI.
The School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) Malawi enrolled 29 families in August, giving them the opportunity to learn proper agricultural techniques and improve their quality of life.
On the morning of June 18, 64 students dressed in traditional graduation caps and gowns were joined by more than 1,000 Malawian and international guests to celebrate the completion of a two-year agricultural program from the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) at Mtalimanja Village.
Nu Skin continues to receive accolades for its force for good culture. Nu Skin received two Communitas Awards – one for excellence in community service and one for excellence in social responsibility.
Long-time partner of Nu Skin Enterprises and Malawian businessman and philanthropist Napoleon Dzombe received the 2009 Nation Achiever Award to recognize the impact his generosity and business and educational ventures have had on the people of Malawi.