WHY THE ROAD TRIP?
Perspective is the root of all action and inaction, beliefs and truths. We want to influence people’s perspectives to the extent that they are compelled to deliberately shift their lifestyles. We believe in “being the change you want to see”. Consequently we embrace our responsibility to exemplify our ideals and lead by example and inspiration.
We’ve set out to document some of the most beautiful examples of interconnectedness on the planet. We investigate the importance of community, spirituality and our innate human need to create, explore the unknown and experience awe. These elements are central to our humanity.
THE ANGAZA FAMILY
The Angaza’s are a family of six. Ilea and Jared are lifelong human rights activists, entrepreneurs and artists. Above all else, they are parents to four children, Francois (21), Saoirse (3), Zion and Teya (twin babies). Francois is on his own mission in Rwanda and will join the family for various stages of the journey. Saoirse, Zion and Teya will be along for the entire experience.
When Jared and Ilea got married, they both took the Swahili name “Angaza”. It means, “to bring light, or illuminate”. They wanted to be deliberate about the lives they intend to live, and the example they provide for their children. They took this name as a constant reminder of their commitment to always being a light in the world.
We know that the most pivotal biological programming occurs in the human mind from the gestation period to age six. This is when a child forms the foundational elements of their perspective, and their beliefs about the world. The Angazas want to ensure that their children are raised in an environment that allows them to remain as limitless and full of love as they were when they entered this human existence.
Through this journey they expect that their children will gain perspectives bustling with awareness, freedom, adventure, love, empathy, culture, nature, awe and interconnectedness.
“We believe this adventure is the most profound gift we can give to our children, to future generations, and to the planet.” ~ Ilea Angaza