Monday, September 2, 2013

Empowerment Tour Farewell

On a national level, empowerment is the topic of conversation. This week, we celebrate many triumphs in gender and racial equality. Monday was Women’s Equality Day, marking the ratification of the 19th amendment, and commemorating the struggles and triumphs of the Women’s Suffrage Movement led by Susan B. Anthony. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his groundbreaking “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago this Wednesday. He spoke out against the racial inequality in the nation. Though he did not see the change in his lifetime, today many are enjoying the freedoms he campaigned for.

And for Alaffia, we celebrate Empowerment this week as well. Today we held a farewell ceremony for Olowo-n’djo, to send him off on the Empowerment Tour with blessings and warm regards in the Togolose tradition.
The Alaffia team
Operations were shut down and the whole Alaffia family gathered in the warehouse to receive Olowo-n’djo and offer him gifts. A representative from each department wished him well on his journey. It was a memorable moment for all.
Adam from production wishing Olowo-n'djo well.

Alex from shipping saying a few words.

Rose wrapping up the well-wishing.

Though we will miss having him in the office, we are excited for the tour, and know that Olowon’djo is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.


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