Introduction to CLOI
CLOI was founded by Ms. Grace Ssebugwawo in 2014 as United States based 501(c) (4) tax deductible not for profit organization whose perspective notes that; We witness everywhere a growing recognition that important aspects of our cultural heritage provide important sources of inspiration and learning to address current development challenges, including how resources, identity and diversity are managed for peoples‟ benefit. Throughout the world, rare are the situations where citizens feel that they are governed in a manner that brings them unmitigated contentment. Recent media reports indeed tell us that, from Scotland to Nigeria, from Iraq to Catalonia, citizens have recently expressed, at times violently, a desire for a profound change in the way they are governed. This desire has at least in part, been voiced in terms of a “return to cultural values”, to “cultural identity”, or to reflect “cultural diversity”.
About the Founder and President
Inspired by her 15 years experience in community development work in Africa and the United States, Ms. Sebugwawo’s exceptional intelligence and grace committed her to the challenge, reward, and vocation of philanthropy, transforming the gift of love into an enduring humanitarian cultural legacy. With profound generosity, she has led others to realize and to act upon the cultural greatness and charity within themselves.
Grace is a Parent Ambassador 2014 Washington State Head start/ECEAP Association; Vice Chair Puget Sound Education Service District Early learning policy Council of Washington State, Federal school District Parents Leader and Member of Early Learning Operations Working Group Department of Early Learning Washington State. She founded CLOI in 2004 as an intervention for cultural disparities in schools, work places and communities at local, state, nationwide and global level. The organization has attracted international attention in application of cultural values in mitigating conflicts, poverty reduction and response to humanitarian aid.
We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.