What does a child see when they open their eyes
Multiple shades lifeless grey or
Have you added enough color?
To brighten their day?
Here we are builders.
We build our communities.
Our communities build our homes.
Our homes build our children.
Our children build peace.
In the quest to face all our challenges
We ask ourselves as we ask you too.
How enough is enough?
Have we done enough?
We commit to strengthening communities.
To make strong values.
We co-create, we commune.
We seek to eat, laugh, cry and dance together.
To hold each other’s hands as we walk daring paths.
Of newness and innovative ways of doing things
A dance, a laugh, a song, and a people
Is a crying mother?
A mother who carried us so tenderly in her bosom
There’s Impending doom of her soul drying up like soil from the droughts of your inaction
I stand here, her past generation’s present.
My heart sore, my feet worn out
Crying in decrepit hallways of hospitals
Can’t save my sister of this new disease – there is no ease
Death was never this complex
A scarecrow never walks.
We nurse, we treat, we don’t discriminate.
We commit to breaking those hinges of inequality.
To reach even those in faraway corners
To dismantle flawed systems
To fight tooth and nail any forms of conflict and violence
Health, strength, peace, and resilience,
A reality of justice
Our mantra is: I am because you are
Climate change is our biggest health threat
We encourage climate smart actions
We become one with our land and heed its call to healing
A life with clean water
Sustainable nutrition and a health system that actually works
Where we do not swallow poison to live
Like talking drums
Working as an arm and body
This calls for everyone to preserve our future.
By safeguarding and securing the present as the pre-sent
To proudly pass the baton of building better
And tell our children
We did it
We are committed to doing, serving and establishing
Through our time
For our bodies, communities and our infrastructures
Restoring the homes
Bravery in the frontlines
For our women, children, and future
We are AMREF
And we are committed to being there for Mother Africa,