Meet Oliver Mandila

Meet Oliver Mandila

Oliver, we feel grateful to be on this journey with you!

From Oliver Mandila, PMP®: "I have been fortunate to have been brought up in a stable family. But not all children have a father to tell "Dad, I feel lost” and there are still children who constantly worry about their basic needs.

Who supports these vulnerable members of our society? Who thinks about them like my parents about me? Do these children have hope in the face of corrupt governments and systems, which only work for the elite? We live in a selfish capitalist economy where folks believe they need to disadvantage others to get themselves ahead. These are pointers that our foundation is flawed. The call is for individual responsibility, perhaps even individual initiative to intervene.

I believe that if I don’t take initiative to be the change I want to see, then no one will. I believe if we minded our brothers and sisters, we would use power and privilege for the advancement of the common good (e.g. setting up safety nets and more egalitarian systems to benefit the majority). The journey is never perfect, but we can aspire to have a fair society. Wisdom says that the journey of a thousand miles starts with one small step. This is why I am very proud to share in the mission and vision of Lakisama Foundation.