The CEO Statement

 

 

 

As parents, we see all the children of the Africa Diaspora as we see our own.

We see them as beautiful, capable, and gifted children, born with a specific

life purpose that we have the responsibility to help them attain. We desire for

them to have the resources and support to thrive, live successfully and contribute

intentionally to humanity.

 

                                                                                         

                                                           

I am an Afro-Latina woman of Cuban descent. I arrived here in the US, as a young child with my dad and sister. ​Unlike other immigrants, my family arrived in an established village of other immigrants who supported us, guided us, and encouraged us. Our journey, in our new country, began in strength and sufficiency. My educational experience was the same. I attended elementary, HS, and College, and did graduate MBA studies in business. I went on to become an entrepreneur and mother. The education of my child became my priority and focus.

Today, in the US and globally, the education of the children of the African Diaspora is unlike the way I experienced it many years ago. Their educational training is deficient as it relates to their social, academic, and personal development. Through no fault of their own, they are woefully unprepared to be market influencers, leaders, innovators, and significant contributors to ours and their future. ​

​I believe that our children are not incapable of reaching a level of preparedness and educational excellence. However, there are contributing factors, such as poor nutrition, deficiency in academic instructions, limited cultural and financial exposure, and in some cases a lack of parental guidance that hinders their ability to learn and perform at levels higher than where they are now. 

 

I am committed to working in collaboration with our Foundation partners and other stakeholders to provide developmental support to the children of the African Diaspora globally.

Sonia M. Wignall

CEO/Co-Founder

Diaspora Global Foundation

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"I believe that our children are not incapable of reaching a level of preparedness and educational excellence. However, there are contributing factors, such as poor nutrition, deficiency in academic instructions, limited cultural and financial exposure, and in some cases a lack of parental guidance that hinders their ability to learn and perform at levels higher than where they are now". 

Sonia M. Wignall is a former hotel executive, an entrepreneur, and former homeschool mom.  She is a graduate of Stonybrook University, and also studied at the University of Miami Executive MBA program.

 

"Although we cannot reach and change the pathways of all the children, we are certainly committed to affecting and changing the path of some.  By so doing, we believe that they in turn will have the tools needed to redirect their lives and impact the lives of others.  ​

 

Therein lies the intention, the "Y" of our commitment to the children of the African Diaspora globally."

Diaspora Global Foundation