Today I received pictures of about 150 children and students from Djati, Guinea Bissau. I met most of them when I was there in February and I enjoyed seeing each of their pictures.
|Alberto Na Ntunga|
Fortunately, they now have a nice new school!
However, education is not free in this very poor African country and even though we built the school, money is still needed to help the students purchase books and supplies.
I have some ideas in my head about how to help and I would also like to partner my kids in Djati (and other villages) with some students here in the US. Sort of a cultural exchange, if you will. Maritza (in GB) and I have discussed the possibility of some sort of an art or music exchange (I have witnessed what great singers and dancers they are) but I haven't nailed down the details yet.
My plan was brought to mind again when I watched Finding Your Roots the other day.
I did some research on the project and sent them an email yesterday. I'd love to get some sort of partnership going. I see it as a win, win for all!
below is a video about the program