I apologize for my lack of posting this week. Graduate school is kicking my butt. Only two weeks left!!! I am in the home stretch and have been spending a lot of time focusing on my master thesis. Alleluia!! This morning at my Auburn Education Foundation board meeting, I was inspired by an alumni I remember from high school. She graduated a year before me, but seems to be very successful and happy in her career and life. She is currently working jointly with the elementary schools in our hometown to share stories that she writes on her blog about her experiences in Tanzania, Africa.

Meet Marisa

Since then, she has started up a scholarship fund to help other children in Tanzania continue on in school so that they can receive a high school education. She also briefly talked about how different the cultures are here in America versus Tanzania. In America we are expected to go to high school and college, where in Tanzania, children are sometimes punished for wanting to learn, rather than coming to work on the family farm. Her story really put life into perspective and I was truly inspired by her journey, and the short parts I was able to hear about it. I look forward to making a contribution to her scholarship fund. It only costs $50 to send one Tanzanian to school for a year! It seems crazy to think about how far an American dollar can go in another nation.

If you would like to donate to this amazing fund, you can do so by going here. Even just $5 can make a difference in a child’s education. I promise to start posting more soon, after grad school is finished!! Almost there… I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Sooner than later,

The Tiny Professional