RE-CHARTING THE FUTURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
“I am very, very glad and honored to have you here, celebrating this 25th anniversary of INMED at the Brazilian Embassy. It is an honor and it is also a way of thanking you all for the important work and job you have been doing …”
~ His Excellency, Ambassador Mauro Vieira
On October 27, 2011, INMED Partnerships for Children commemorated 25 years of service to vulnerable children at the residence of the Brazilian ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ambassador Mauro Vieira. It was a beautiful night – a celebration of past achievements, of children rescued from harm and of visions made real.
“A really extraordinary organization led, in my humble opinion, by a really extraordinary person,” said keynote speaker Sir Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group, University of San Francisco, as he praised the work of INMED and that of founder and president, Dr. Linda Pfeiffer.
And while INMED friends and family celebrated, it was with the understanding that there is still more to be done and there are still difficult challenges that lie ahead for vulnerable children, both in the developing and the developed world.
INMED looks back with great pride at the triumphs of 25 years on the ground and rescuing millions of children in countries all over the world. But we look ahead also, at the work that still needs to be done, at the children that still face immediate harm and at the communities that must be supported if their children are to lead healthy lives and build hopeful futures.
We are in the process of compiling proceedings based on the evening’s keynote speech and panel presentations – please check back soon.