Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Quote of the Day: Elihu ni uhuru. Education is freedom. -- Karen Wiggins
We got word today that Charlini, the orphan we are helping, is not doing well at school. We were paying for extra tutoring only to find that the teachers were taking the money but not doing any tutoring. Karen is going to talk to the principal tomorrow to try to work out a program where Charlini can go to school in the morning and then be tutored here in the afternoon. She is being held out of what would be first grade because she is so far behind the rest. It is no fault of the grandmother's who can't read or even see well. She could not help with homework because she couldn't read it. Maybe this will help. We do the best we can with what we have. We will always try to see that education gets its proper place in the lives of the children here, especially the girls. If we can educate the women, they can change their world--and have in many countries.