And I believe in the power of individual people to change lives that are thousands of miles away. I didn't think I did for the longest time, but I do now. I can make a difference in my world, through government, through standing up and speaking out, through the education of myself and others. In so many ways.
And this is one thing that I want to speak up about. I went to an unorthodox elementary and middle school, and we had the opportunity to be sister schools with a school in Uganda. Our sister school was a ways from the war front, but we still heard about the atrocities and the hope that the school brought to their community of children, hope for a life beyond the armies that threatened them. They were hope in a time of despair and the desperate struggle to rebuild. Schools, homes, lives. I met teachers and students that had nothing else but their joy in learning, and I want that for every child in Africa.
We have power in our hands if we will use it. So speak up. Share the burden and the light.