I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Carl and I certainly did. After all these years, I'm so grateful for his partnership, and once again for his support as I returned to South Sudan.
As you can see in the photo, visiting the project I founded in Old Fangak involves unusual travel options. But results are well worth it.
This is why, today, #GivingTuesday, I'm asking you to join me in support of 1,300+ children and teachers in this village that is now recognized for having the only primary school in the area that operates consistently.
In my previous email update to you, I said that my trip to Old Fangak would involve planning for latrines at Old Fangak primary school. I can report, "mission tackled," and so much more. Together, Mothering Across Continents Chief Catalyst Patricia Shafer and I met with leaders of the Women's Association, checked on a demonstration farm funded by Rise Against Hunger, sang songs and repeated the days of the week with kindergartners, passed out blue soccer balls and menstrual hygiene kits, and held planning sessions with teachers.
And I was reminded once again, if not for the school and teachers, none of this forward progress is possible . . . I have more photos and stories to share in December, but on this unique day, #GivingTuesday, will you jump in my boat with a donation to help us continue hiring and training the best teachers we can in 2018? This part of the budget alone is $30,000, so I will be grateful for the difference you make.