Today is We Day.
What is We Day you ask? The folks over at Free The Children say it best, so here it is:
We Day holds a special place in my heart. I first read about the incredible work of Craig Kielburger when I was just 12 years old. He had an interview in one of the Owl Magazines we were given at school. Fast forward 7 years and I was meeting Craig for the first time. He was speaking at a Leadership Conference at my college and I approached him afterwards. We talked about my desire to travel abroad and volunteer. He told me about the opportunities with his organization, Leaders Today.
That following summer, I spent the month of July in Kenya, teaching English to the children and building them a new school. It was only a few years after my trip that the first We Day was organized. I had been invited down to help out with the behind the scenes preparations for the day, but I had just started a new job and therefore declined. I still regret that decision today.
One of these days I will get around to writing a whole post about my amazing experience in Kenya with Leaders Today and Free The Children. For today I will leave you with this. A photo of a second family. A group of remarkable young people who helped to shape my adult life.
|Kenya, July 2004.|
And a photo of just some of the beautiful children I met during my time on the Masai Mara.
Ideally speaking, Lilly will inherit my volunteer spirit and will be even more involved in her community and world than I was. Then I can share these experience with her…and live vicariously through her
Amanda Nipper says
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