We realize many of you have been waiting anxiously for their WakaWaka('s) to arrive and I am delighted to tell you that your order is in production!
We produced a test series first which was sent to all corners of the world. WakaWaka was put to the test by a lot of people already and we have received feedback ranging from Brasil to Orlando and from California to Gambia. We have made some improvements to the casing and the software in order to make WakaWaka bit more use friendly. The new & improved version is what we wanted to send you. We sincerely hope you appreciate this.
In the weeks to come we will be inviting you to send your address details. Your WakaWaka's will arrive in the last week of July and we'll be sending them out early August. I will post an update once that's done so you can keep an eye on your mailbox.
I have enclosed quite a few pictures in this message, hope you enjoy them. The WakaWaka shots were made by Frank Weaver, our WakaWaka Social Manager. Frank has managed the Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/wakawakalight) totally on voluntary basis until now! For this we owe him more than our gratitude and we are proud to have him our team. (you can see him in the last picture in front of the WhiteHouse!)
Other pictures were made by my sister Jeanine who is currently traveling with one of the test lights. She has 'enlightened' some Buddhist nons, and an Indonesian fisherman who had to paint his boat in the evening. Other pictures come from Eric Muller from Gambia and from Steve Edwards from Australia (check out Facebook for pics with WakaWaka and aboriginals later on)...
Maurits and I have been invited to meet no one other than Andrea Bocelli (www.andreabocelli.com) the world famous singer from Italy. He is blind, so like no other he knows what it means to live in darkness. We hope our meeting will lead to him being an 'Ambassador of Light' for WakaWaka! we'll keep you posted.
In Tanzania we're making plans with ViaAfrica to organize a WakaWaka promotion team who will be touring the country. The first members will be selected from the nominees of the Miss Kilimanjaro pageant. Can't wait to send you the pics!
Last week we launched the news website. Check it out! www.wakawakalight.com and let us know what you think. We're still working on the 'Wall of Friends' we want to make something special for this. When you receive your WakaWaka, we would also still love to hear from you. We'll probably ask to finish the sentence : "WakaWaka is .... " and send us your picture and where you're from. We would love to make a wall of Ambassadors who will also be including (we hope and think) people such as Bocelli, Al Gore, Clinton, Tsvangirai, various royalty, CEO's and other celebs... we're working on it...
Alright everyone, hope you like the pics, the update and once again I would like to thank you for your patience and your continuous support! Thanks to you WakaWaka is becoming a world wide success. Thanks to you many of the 1.5 billion living without light will be able to work towards a brighter future very very soon!
on behalf of the WakaWaka Team