My #ThrowbackThursday post on Facebook today brought together so many memories that by the time I finished writing, it was much longer than I thought it was going to be when I started. It felt more like a blog post, so here it is…
Bringing together a few memories for #ThrowbackThursday to this day in Kenya in June. I wore my #WECreateChangeTour t-shirt to the build site where I mixed mortar and laid bricks for a classroom at the Project Jenga site. This classroom will be one of many that will open in December for the Ngulot All Boys Secondary School.
That day was a #Someday being realized for so many. For me personally, it was a full-circle moment and one that I had dreamed about for so long. Two years ago, I spent 10 weeks traveling across Canada with Spencer West, NEVEREST and a team from WE to celebrate students and teachers who raised funds to build WE Villages classrooms and raise awareness for education. So it was their #Someday too.
It also represents the #Someday for Mitch Kurylowicz and Project Jenga who not only dreamed of building this campus, but has been working to make it happen since 2011 and has raised more than $750 000 to fund it.
Last and most important, it represents #Someday to the learners who will fill these classrooms from communities all over the Maasai Mara. These boys will get a top-class education that they will use to create change in their communities.
Thanks for reading and thank you to all of you who have been a part of all of these #Somedays.
In June 2016 I went on a long-anticipated journey to the Maasai Mara in Kenya with Me to WE. I was on a special assignment from RBC Royal Bank to explore the impacts that are being made in each of the WE Villages’ 5 Pillars: Education, Water, Food, Health and Opportunity. Like me, RBC is passionate about making a difference and they have been donating a portion of every purchase made using the Free the Children RBC® Virtual Visaǂ Debit Card to support WE Villages initiatives. To date $500,000 has been donated and I can tell you that the impact goes a long way to creating lasting and sustainable change. This blog post is part of a series that I am writing to share how far our change goes – both in distance and in impact.