After his experience producing the Opportunity International Leadership Conference in Uganda this past March, One Smooth Stone Executive VP Gary Vlk decided he needed to venture back to Africa. During his experience in Uganda, he was touched by the need he saw and felt compelled to return with his family to make an impact. The Vlk family traveled to Zambia in July for 10 days with the non-profit Spark Ventures, an organization started by former One Smooth Stone employee Rich Johnson. The Vlks spent time playing with orphan children, helping kids with English reading, participating in a building project, and learning more about the impact Spark Ventures’ is making in Zambia.
The Vlk’s trip was recently featured in the newspaper in their hometown of Naperville, IL. Take a look! http://tinyurl.com/OSSZambia
The Vlk Family in Zambia
Gary with his reading buddy, John