Sine, “Challenges Facing the Global Poor”

August 18, 2008

I went to Haiti for a week in college. We traveled all around the Port-au-Prince area to visit schools run by Christian individuals, interviewing teachers, principles, and even some of the kids who could speak English well enough. Our goal was to raise awareness about the good that was happening through education in Haiti and the great need for more support, financial and prayerful. Educating a child, giving a person the ability to think, speak, and act for themself–that’s a beautiful thing, an empowering, life-giving, world-changing thing. Since writes, “If we can enable people to have a greater voice…they can fashion their own local solutions to many of the economic challenges they are facing” (200). Education, the ability to communicate, to articulate one’s thoughts and beliefs, ideas and plans, and the means to put them into action–that’s the future. That’s way better than math.

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