TWO STUDENTS CHECKING OUT THE NEW LIBRARY – YES, THEY WILL READ IF YOU GIVE THEM BOOKS!
Anyone who has worked for educational and social advancement for the poor knows that the road is fraught with obstacles, frustrations, setbacks and unexpected surprises – not all good. Over time, a lot of deep breaths, regrouping and resets take place.
Sometimes, however, there are moments that signal progress, accomplishment and yes, success. Kerri Elliott, one of EdPowerment’s founding team of educators, is still in Tanzania, while Jillian, our volunteers and I have headed or returned home. So this week, it was great to get two emails from her that I simply am copying and pasting below. They are in the “feel good” category and speak to the years of hard work and on-the-ground involvement that marks EdPowerment’s efforts to bring education to some of the poorest and most neglected adolescents in the villages outside of Moshi. (I inserted some explanations in red).