The culmination of Grace’s literacy project made me cry. For a month now, Grace has read for about an hour each evening in order to earn money to be donated to impoverished families in Uganda. Her school class had a goal to earn enough money to provide a family with a renewable food source. A goat. Each 2nd grade class in her school participated, and they hoped to be able to pay for 4 goats total. These goats can make such a big difference in the lives of these families, and I was so proud to learn that a small group of 7 and 8 year olds read their way to helping 30 families. It was so touching to see all these smiling, happy, priviliged children do a small part in changing the world. I cried because I was touched by their efforts and humbled by all the little things I take for granted. Good thing no one saw me. Cry that is. That would have been embarrassing.
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