Africare pauses to mourn and celebrate the committed life of Kofi Atta Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and key supporter of Africare.
Mr. Annan, a Ghanaian, was a diplomat and co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. His death is a profound loss to the cause of justice and peace throughout the world. His life is a shining example of what determined, and purposeful leadership can achieve.
He once said this about Africare:
[We] celebrate the achievements of Africare as an organization that epitomizes the best and most inspiring of civil society action: a movement that started from scratch, fueled by the conviction that it is possible to change things for the better. Nowhere is that conviction more important than in the process to support development in Africa. Your work over more than a quarter of a century to bring relief and self-reliance to so many has indeed made a real difference to the people of the continent.
We say this about him now: Well done, Mr. Secretary-General. Rest in eternal peace.