Sometimes, you can really forget how privileged you are!
Mary Consolata Namagambe, founder of She for She, took the same route as Senegalese kids take everyday to get to school. They drove for almost one hour, which would have taken almost 2-3 hours to walk. They then crossed a river (yes, they crossed a river) and then rode on horseback for almost half an hour, which would have taken almost 1-2 hours to walk!
In total, it takes up to 4-5 hours for these kids to go to school. Every. Single. Day.
Imagine wanting to go to school so badly that you will walk 5 hours every day just to reach school and then 5 hours to get back home. That is just amazing!
For a newly wedded couple, building a school in this particular village was their only wedding wish.
They told their friends and family that the only wedding gift they wanted was to build this school. And today, the school looks like this and opens in October this year!
She for She will be providing 800 pads to the new school girls to keep them in school
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