As 2021 draws to a close, I’ve reflected back over a year that has tested A Better World (ABW) in ways it hasn’t been tested before. Over an entire year, with lockdowns on travel and restrictions on personal interactions, with global shortages and traffic interruptions, we have had a calendar-full of excuses for what could have gone wrong. Yet it didn’t turn out that way.
Thanks to our reliable and creative overseas project managers, all of the projects scheduled for this year have been completed on or near schedule, without hitches or overruns. And thanks to our generous and loyal donors, funding has remained stable and never left our projects or programs in doubt. Although ABW is relatively small, the breadth and depth of the talent and dedication associated with this agency has shone through the dark clouds hanging over 2021.
This space is insufficient to properly express our gratitude to the people who have stepped up in difficult times to bear the load. Please take a moment to watch this short video, so Chairman Ron Sydenham and I can tell you a bit more about those who have made 2021 such an inspiring year.