Whitney Houston was an exceptionally talented musician with a plethora of popular songs many of us hold nearand dear. Songs like I Wanna Dance with Somebody, I Will Always Love You (from The Bodyguard), My Love is Your Love, and When You Believe (duet with Maria Carey from The Prince of Egypt) to name a few. The opening her song, Greatest Love of All, captures the essence of why we do what we do at Habesha Momma: giving children a future.
“I believe the children are our future.
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” (Written by George Benson)
We truly believe children are the future. We also believe that it is our responsibility to teach children how to grab a hold of their future, to provide strong role models, to help children discover their unique gifts and talents, to teach them to communicate with others, to provide learning experiences that expand their knowledge, to provide a safe haven in the midst of turmoil, and to be the change we wish to see in the world.This encompasses why we invest in the children of Ethiopia and the Mulat Knowledge School (MKS).
The faculty and staff of the MKS are fully invested in every child. Not only do the faculty and staff of MKS teach reading, writing, and arithmetic, they model citizenship, love, and devotion while providing a safe and secure learning environment centered on the individual needs of each child. The Habesha Momma Board works tirelessly to look for opportunities to raise funds, provide equipment and materials to the school, coordinate teams that travel to Ethiopia on humanitarian missions, and educate individuals, businesses, and organizations about HabeshaMomma and Ethiopia.
“Habesha Momma and MKS believe children are THE future.
We strive to teach them and direct them to a better future.
We consistently show them the beautiful artistry within their being.
We teach them self-confidence and self-respect through discovery of their talents and gifts.
We listen careful to the laughter of each child as a reminder that
childhood is a fleeting moment, but the investment in, and impact on, each child has a lifelong return.”
Written by Natalie Duncan Board of Directors Secretary