2010 Annual Report (extract) – a reconnaissance and our capacity building
In the 2010 Annual Report the Trustees restated their vision that Wings Like Eagles will become a full resourced, internationally recognised not for profit organisation operating at least two helicopters full time and capable of delivering relief aid to hurting communities throughout South East Africa. Our values remain safety, commitment, integrity, flexibility and efficiency.
Wings Like Eagles has remained focused on Mozambique where there was no disaster this year despite gloomy predictions about El Nino. There were major disasters in Haiti, Chile and China and it was sad to note that the bulk helicopter response to all three big disasters seemed unnecessarily slow.
Our CEO had deployed forward in Jan-Feb 2010, to be ready to respond (in Mozambique). Instead he refocused and has built a much faster access to a broad range of helicopter capabilities so we can much better tailor our support of the rapid response NGOs.
To respond properly we need to have good warning. Our Mozambican supporters are key to this work. This year our focus has been in central Mozambique- where many disasters occur. We have greatly strengthened our knowledge of people on the ground especially between Beira, Chimoio, Tete and Quelimane. We drove about 3000 miles around this beautiful country – paid for by one of our sponsors. Our Mozambican friends include Sergio Ido (featured in our video), …. Francisco Namahauta (who has a calling to the people of the Zambezi valley)… Nelson Pfumo is another gifted Mozambican with a heart for his own country. Our work is not about helping Africa, it is about trying to help these and other compassionate and hardworking African help themselves. Thank you for your continued support.