From a young age I have had big dreams about helping improve the lives of others. First, it started with wanting to work with endangered species and other wildlife. Then, I discovered another passion for helping those in need through non-profit work. People would often tell me that I was wasting my time and the dreams I have for the future are never going to happen. Despite the lack of support from others, I never let that discouragement slow me down. I continued to work for a better tomorrow and still pursue those dreams today.

Not only have I continued to pursue my own dreams, but I am much more conscious of actively supporting the dreams of others as well. When I learned that my friends Jayme Ward and Collines Angwech were pursuing their dreams I wanted to help.

Collines and Jayme had first connected through Invisible Children and formed a lasting friendship. Both women have spent years dedicated to improving the lives of others, dreaming of a better world. In 2013 they decided to follow their passion and take their dreams to the next level and begin their own non-profit organization, Far Away Friends.

Far Away Friends Founders

These young women, both in their 20’s had the passion, drive, and courage, to not only make their own dreams come true, but to start an organization that will help others pursue their individual dreams.

Far Away Friends was built with the hopes of providing quality education, cross cultural engagement, and economic stability all to help improve the futures of young men and women in Uganda.

No matter how often you hear others say that your dreams are too big, don’t let it stop you. Your dreams are not too big; Jayme Ward and Collines Angwech are proof of that. I am sharing this inspiring story with you to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. Whether your dreams are large or small, they are never too big to not try.

To learn more about Jayme and Collines success with Far Away Friends and help make dreams come true visit HERE.



Taylor Cannon

Taylor was born in San Diego and grew up in Kearney, NE. From a young age Taylor has been environmentally cautious and concerned about social justice. She recently graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Taylor has a passion for photography and volunteering. She hopes to encourage others to take action and become involved in both their local and global communities. Learn more about Taylor's photography at her facebook page: