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I have realized that for the past years that I have been running TIIF and teaching, I have been working too hard and pushing myself too much, thinking that I have to do so much. I am now learning that it's not my responsibility to do more than I can, or to hurt myself in the process. We all have limitations and we must honor them. We must also trust that God cares for others infinitely more than we do, and He will care for them even if we can't.

My vision for TIIF is big. And I'm confident that we will reach it someday. It's just not now. And I have to accept that. So it is the same with you. You might wish that you could do more, but learn to accept the circumstances and the limitations that you have and be happy today. Knowing that you are doing meaningful and wonderful work and that you are making this world a better place for all. The value of our work is not based on the numbers of people we helped, or any other metrics. The value comes from giving of ourselves and giving our best.

I have decided to change things so that I am more balanced and that I can continue to have the health, energy and passion for this work to continue into the long term future.

I have used much of my time to think, pray and plan and there are a few things that I have determined.

I am thankful for the support my organization is receiving from men and women of good faith and good will.

Please pray for me so that I can get good health soon and that I may continue to learn to rest.

I am wishing you a prosperous 2021 and may the Almighty God grant you your deepest heart desires.

I love you all

Nsekwila Kelvin
Executive Director
Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation

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About Kelvin

Kelvin Nsekwila is a practicing primary school teacher in Isoka District of Zambia. He is also the Founder Executive Director of a local non profit organization; Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation (TIIF) whose mission is to promote quality education for the most marginalized and vulnerable children in his community who have no limited access to education by building schools and offering financial support for the young learners to stay in school. Kelvin is a young, passionate, motivated community leader who speaks to the students, adolescents, teachers and members of the general public on matters concerning entrepreneurship, Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights, early marriages, youth empowerment, spiritual guidance and educational leadership and management. Kelvin has also worked in the private sector as both a senior teacher and a school manager. Besides being a graduate in the faculty of education, Kelvin is also a pursuant of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI Network) courses including; Understanding Human Rights, Community Organization for Action and Servant Leadership- The Deciding Difference. Kelvin has held a range of leadership positions in the education sector and subsequently won accolades including; Global Goodwill Ambassador- Humanitarian, Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in the Education Sector- Texila American University, Ambassador and Country Representative at International Youth Parliament, Country Head for World Education Community and World Literacy Ambassador. Kelvin has also undergone trained as a peace builder by the Rotarian Action Group for Peace under the theme of Non-Violent Communication.