President’s Welcome Message

Akwaaba, Karibuni…Welcome to the website of African Network of SW Florida (ANSWFL). My name is Dr. Peter Ndiang’ui. I am humbled and honored to serve as president of this amazing organization.  In that regard, it is my pleasurable duty to welcome you with open arms. We are honored to have you as our guest. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about our networking organization and the ethos that we stand for.
In the leadership team, we have a very dynamic and diverse board of directors whose membership is from all corners of the African Continent and beyond. We are committed to ensuring that ANSWFL is a vibrant organization that facilitates the networking of its members to the fullest. We embrace our diversity and cherish our differences. Above all, we are reminded that we have more similarities than differences and we are all valued members of the human family regardless of our nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age or any other diversity component. In spite of our differences, we enjoy working together and strive to genuinely support businesses, philanthropic projects and other ventures initiated by our members. On a daily basis, we aspire to create a climate conducive to looking out for each other. We encourage, build and lift one another. We enjoy sharing the little we might be having at any one time. Above all, we share the love of one another, our mother Africa and our new home in SW Florida. As per the teaching of our very own African Philosophy Ubuntu; “I am, because you are”. Together, we look for the Africa in each one of us. And we let the drum of hope continue beating in our hearts regardless of the circumstance we find ourselves in.
As you will note from reading various articles and seeing the photos in this website, we welcome people from all walks of life regardless of their background. The only requirement is that every member abides by our mission, vision and guiding principles. As current custodians of the ANSWFL, the board is very protective of the mission for which this organization was set up. Together, we do everything possible to strengthen our networking with each one of our members and the entire organization. We hope that after knowing what we stand for, you will be able to join the ANSWFL family as one of our esteemed members. You will find an amazingly welcoming people who will make you feel at home. Again, welcome and enjoy our lovely website.