In addition, we hiked on Colville Mountain, through 955 feet of elevation, meeting dears, wild turkey and other animals. It was during this time that one of the Africa's Tomorrow student told us a funny or interesting story: she thought that bears were not real and unicorns were. And it was also during this time that we viewed the differences among ourselves which makes our reunions to be full of happy moments that sometimes we fail to see or acknowledge.
Another reason for our winter break was the New Year's Eve event which was mainly raising funds and raising awareness of Africa's Tomorrow. And also making donors to meet Africa's tomorrow students personally in order to hear their stories and experiences so that we can create a great bond among ourselves and the donors, to also get donors to become more involved in the program. And through this event, I was able to be interviewed by the 2018 National Teacher of the year of United States, Mandy Manning.
Was not that an amazing thing? How many people in all the Fifty States of United States that want to meet Mandy Manning personally at least to have a hand shake with her? It was a blessing and an honor to meet her. Thank you everyone who has enabled me to have this chance of experiencing all these amazing things that I did not think of doing before.
More still, as we were all sharing our stories with people, I learned that all these Africa’s tomorrow students have different achievements and struggles which makes everyone unique. So the chance we were given at the event made our voices to be heard by every person and yet in some of the African countries like Uganda, women voices are not respected or even heard. however here, i have a chance to say whatever i would like the world or people to hear and each world I speak is respected. Thank you.