Hello again from Ethiopia!
Yesterday, we spent the afternoon at the BEZA children's tutoring program in Addis. What an incredible experience it was for us as a group to interact with the children of the women who are enrolled in the Women's Empowerment Program! Within our group of six US visitors, we each had something to offer and/or teach the kids. DJ played sports activities with the boys, Shannon showed the kids the way that he was documenting the visit on video, Kimbra played and sang with them, Casandra and Beirut interacted in conversation and service to the children and the staff.
The kids were so impressive, learning the basics of English, math, and science and they wowed us by reciting what they had learned. It truly touched us as a group, as it was a new experience to be helpful to the children just by being there. Our personal connections with them in playing and learning meant the world to them and the magnitude of just being whatever they wanted us to be was humbling and moving.
Leslie + the team