I want to take some time over the next few weeks to highlight some of the awesome things going on here in Niger. Â It is so easy, when you are working hard on a job or project, to focus only on what you are doing. Â The truth is there are heaps and loads of amazing things going on to benefit this needy people. Â It is no coincidence that the first of these posts is all about my friend Chantelle. Â She is my hero.
… and this is why…
Welcome to the Kouara Kano Formation Center for girls. Â It is a place for girls to learn that they can make a difference in their own lives which will effect their families and the world around them.
They are taught skills like reading, math, sewing, French, basic health and nutrition.
More than that, they are taught that they are valued by the world and capable of growth.
Chantelle believes in “the girl effect.” Â By helping a girl you can in turn help everyone in here sphere of influence. Â She becomes a mother, a wife, a leader. Â For more info about this click here.
This school gives real beauty a face and a name.
There really aren’t words to describe what all this means. Â But the big one that comes to mind, on behalf of women every where, for the time and treasure and tallent being given to these girls…. to Chantelle and her co-workers….
(sorry for the blurry photo, but I could not pass up its cuteness)