What would you do, if anything, on finding a community longing for education; but, with no school to facilitate their getting it?
My friend, a wonderful lady who dedicates her life to helping people, animals and the environment found herself in such a situation where she lives in the Intag Valley of Ecuador. Here, poverty dictates that youth leave school after grade six to work the fields, etc; to help the family survive. There has been no local school, teachers or government support to help them further. Grace became aware of the strong desire for more education. And, people were willing to commit individually, as community, physically and with all the energy possible; but, without help, they could not make their dream come true.
What did Amazing Grace do? She mobilized the community, government and charities. She created and led a project that included funding projects such as raising and selling pigs, construction, etc. I asked her to tell the story and this is what she wrote.
" Tracy Wilson from The United States and myself, Grace Lush, from Canada have been working over the last 3 years to make this adult education school happen.
Isn't that an amazing story? I should clarify that Grace does all such things and has a wonderful, happy time as well. She has a ready smile and the love of everyone who meets her. How could one not want such a friend?
I've collected a few photos from Grace's school project to show you. ( Photos provide by Grace)
Grace is the Project Administrator of Touch The Jungle in the Intag Valley of Ecuador.
I invite you to learn more about Grace and Touch the Jungle. There is always more to be done and support needed. Will you be ready to help her when she has need?
To read my previous blog entries on the adventures of Grace, go to my blog index and scroll down to Grace.
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