The Gift of Sweeping Change
By Claire Louge
A year ago, I had the opportunity to visit my sister, who lives in Tanzania. I met a man named David, who leads a project with an organization founded by Jane Goodall called Roots and Shoots. David works in Burundi, which up to 2005, endured a tragic civil war involving child soldiers. David's project involves bringing people together – people who had been from opposite sides in the war - to plant thousands of trees. They do this to rebuild the land decimated by the fighting and prevent erosion from destroying villages in the future. They are reconciling history by working towards a shared goal.

Amazing, right? But that’s not where it ends.