LFIA’s Hummingbird Awards 2017
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the LFIA. Each year at our Annual General Meeting, we present the award to those that truly went above and beyond during the year to contribute to a Living Future.
Why the hummingbird?
The hummingbird was selected based on a fable from the Quechuan people of South America. In the story, a huge fire take over the forest, frightening the animals who quickly flee. All except Dukdukdiya, the hummingbird, who refuses to give up and stays to fight the fire. The hummingbird flies to a nearby river and picks up a single drop of water and drops it on the fire, again an again. The other animals call out to the hummingbird, asking why she is staying, as single drops won’t stop the fire. The hummingbird replies, I am doing what I can.