Two girls, 12,000 kilometres apart
On February 22 of this year, I woke up like every other day. I had a coffee, took a shower, and ate breakfast. Except that day I drove five hours to a small rural town in Tanzania called Kilwa to see how Canadians are improving the quality of education for children in East Africa.
As we drove along the red dirt roads, we came upon more than 50 students cheering and waiting to greet us. This is when I met Yasmin.
Yasmin is a four year old girl who attends preschool with her teacher Sophia and about 50 other students. It is very similar to Ontario’s junior kindergarten system, where my daughter Leah is currently enrolled.
Read more at the source: Christine McGuire (public affairs manager at Aga Khan Foundation Canada) – www.akfc.ca/en