George’s story

June 12 2009

George, teaching about the UN and ZImbabwe to Grade 7s

George teaches Grade 7 about Zambia's role in the UN and Zimbabwe

Apologies for the lack of posting lately – I’ve been pretty much off for a week with some odd throat infection.

I’ve finally managed to get part of George’s story up on LearnAsOne though, which I’m incredibly happy with. He’s literally one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met: I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out he ran a kitten sanctuary on the side. Funny, polite, unassuming and incredibly well educated, his presence at Simakakata alone destroys any preconceptions you might have about poverty in developing countries. George was born in a community very similar to the ones we visited and has dedicated his life to giving the kids he associates with a future.

Well worth a read, if only to remind yourself the world isn’t such a bad place after all.

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