July 8, 2012I arrived late in the evening announced, by early morning the sound of the drum had alerted my homecoming. I had gone home to visit my mother and see the progress on the construction of my childhood school. I am teary with joy as I write. The school looks transformed, beautiful beyond anything I expected. Save the Children and the community had been working hard and their sweat is visible. Some of you may remember the ground breaking ceremony, the brick molding by the community, the construction of the foundation. Today the school has walls and a roof! I captured some photos to share the journey of building our school. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
The building committee took me on a tour of the school. It was a precious moment. While both the community and teachers were happy to share the progress, it was the kids that captured my heart—their stories, their smiles, and joys are what keep me going. I had good time with the kids. I grew up with most of the kids’ grandparents. From every face of these kids, I see their grandparents, whom most were my friends and neighbors. It’s weird and sobering—to see the same smiles and laughter I knew from their grandmothers and grandfathers.
Kudos to Save the Children, my community, the Ministry of Education and the local rural council for a job well done! I am inspired and I hope you will be inspired too. See the photos!