Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Headed to China to Empower Women in the World Academy for the Future of Women!

After many months of preparation, the day has finally arrived! So got the bags packed. One suitcase filled with food just in case the food doesn't agree with me. Thoughts racing through my head....did I remember everything? Kangoos are on feet and ready to BOUNCE! Managed to make it through ALL the checkpoints in all the different countries TSA approved with a BIG smile. Met people from all over the world. The Kangoos were at least a great conversation starter!
Flight wasn't too bad other than 20 some hours of travel.

Was greeted at the airport by three World Academy Members holding a sign welcoming me to China and Sias University!

I've never experienced such a warm welcome going to a new country! The Academy Members faces were lit up like Christmas trees as we were all about to embark on a new adventure!
As we drove to the University, the students began to tell me about their projects they were working on for the World Academy for the Future of Women.

The first Academy member spoke of her HIV project where a group of students did a gala fundraiser where they sold tickets and provided refreshments. 

The next student spoke of her project of the free lunch program where many meals would be provided so less children would go hungry.

And the male academy member for the Future of Women spoke of spending time with children with mental disabilities. Their project is called Warm Hearts. He also spoke of its not always raising money but actually spending time is also very valuable.

To see the light in the students’ eyes as they spoke about their projects, warmed my heart.
So many experiences to share these students already have a place in my heart by their compassion, their eagerness to learn, and most importantly to pave the way for others by being Global Citizens!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Living a life with Passion! The World Academy for the Future of Women!

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There are moments in your life that you are called upon to do what makes your heart sing. Something that propels you to take action, step outside of your comfort zone to help others be leaders. It takes a lot of personal strength, dedication, perseverence, and tenacity to uproot your entire life to go out and do what your heart tells you is where you need to be!

I know first hand what it is like to have a health challenge. It's been over 25 years now that I have been an athlete with type 1 diabetes.
It is now time to pay it forward and share my gifts with the hope of inspiring others to play BIG in their life and make a GLOBAL difference.

This leads me to sharing with you that.....
I have been invited to be a facilitator for the World Academy for the Future of Women!

What is the World Academy for the Future of Women?
The purpose of the World Academy for the Future of Women (WAFW) is to promote and accelerate women's leadership worldwide. Their mission is to "engage women in discovering their purpose and passion in inspire,inform, and instruct in finding their path to success." This program that I have the opportunity to be part of will bring education to women in things we take for granted, such as ; self-care, knowledge of general health and wellness information, and literacy programs.

What Kyna can offer the program?
Many of you know that my passion lies in physical fitness. It has always been my mission to empower people through fitness and proper nutrition. The World Academy is in Xinzheng, Henan Province in China. There I will be  facilitating in teaching key elements in health, wellness, self-care, nutrition, and fitness. Will also be teaching key marketing elements to branding yourself effectively for workplace readiness.

Why I need your help?
This amazing opportunity will take me to China where I will spend 5 weeks facilitating in Health and Wellness for Women. All facilitators of the WAFW are on a volunteer basis. The expense of travel and living cost are all to be covered by each individual facilitator. Which is why I am writing this letter to request your support in making a Global difference. Your assistance in assisting me in helping these women that want to be leaders in their community would be greatly appreciated! Your sponsorship or contribution would greatly assist in the mission to empower women, setting up free lunch programs, and teaching literacy to the women of China.

I thank you in advance in opening your heart to assisting my dream in making a global impact with these amazing powerful aspiring women!
****A Special Thank you to Beautiful U Travel for assisting with this blog post.****