2014: The Year for Girls

2014 is already off to a great start. There are some excellent films hitting the box office, we’ve got the Sochi Winter Olympics to look forward to, the US and UK will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Kanye West has made a groundbreaking New Year’s resolution (see the 27min clip here). It’s bound to be…

Goals #3: Accountancy

When one of the eighth graders stood before the class and proudly proclaimed his ambition to become an accountant, I was surprised. In such a community as this, I wondered if there was any need for such a role: there was no bank, no electricity even, and matters of taxation and compensation were meted out…

Goal #2: Teachers

GOAL-SETTING 101 CONTINUED… I arrived in Zambia equipped with a suitcase full of toiletries and a handful of expectations. I expected poverty and hunger, poor healthcare and inequality. I completely neglected to consider the reason I was there: education. Of all of the issues that affect the developing world, I had previously given the least thought…