There once was a man who believed in the power of other people’s dreams. He believed so strongly that he used his knowledge and influence to identify and build up leaders, empowering them to influence the world around them toward change.
When approached about the problem of dirty water, the same man once pointed a small group of people toward a place he cared about – a place called Sierra Leone – and this changed everything for the organization you now know as Let Them LOL. He loved this place and its people until his last breath.
This man’s name was Daryl and here at LOL he was our friend; as deeply and widely as he loved, he was loved. We are excited to invite you to join us as we honor and further his legacy with a new beginning: the Daryl Largis Leadership Cafe and Community Center. Imagine a place in the heart of our Hope Campus in Mano, Sierra Leone, where impoverished communities might find an open door to education, inspiration, and empowerment toward rising out of poverty. It will include:
- an internet cafe (previously unheard of in this region)
- computer lab
- and administrative offices
Take a moment and picture it with us: a hub of activity, men and women furiously note-taking at a leadership empowerment lecture, reading books at the busy cafe, exploring the world through a new lens, and starting to believe they can create a better future for their communities. Youth discovering new passions, confidence replacing unspoken fears, and job opportunities on the rise; can you see it, too? Future leaders, confident generations, tides of change we can only yet dream of.
Daryl’s life verse was:
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
Prov 21:21 (NIV)