The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." ~ B.B. King
Join us in celebrating our newest giving initiative with the Kutemwa Foundation. The Kutemwa Foundation, alleviates the cost of schooling for young children in Lusaka, Zambia, by providing funding for required school supplies. Additionally, many children with whom they support are vulnerable to not being able to continue education or are orphans and must receive supplemental financial support to attend school.
Since schools in Zambia work on a trimester schedule, there are three points during the year they look provide funding for school supplies including books, pencils, paper and more to the tune of $6-7 per child.
Additionally, when the school year starts many children do not have the means to pay for tuition or school uniforms. And while this is only Kutemwa Foundation's first year of operation, they are working to collect livelihood gifts to bless children with for the coming year (i.e., soap, toothbrushes, etc).
How your purchase helps: Your purchase provides a child with required school supplies for an entire trimester. Additional funding from this Giving Initiative will provide tuition for students who need the supplemental support.
Connect with Kutemwa Foundation directly here, Facebook, & Instagram.
When the father in the following video received a rejection letter from an academic journal, he walked in his house feeling, well, rejected. For those of you unfamiliar with the feeling of receiving a rejection letter in your profession, you can liken the experience to sending a, "Will you go with me? Yes, No, or Maybe" letter to the love of your life and he/she sending the letter back with a giant red X in the "No" box. Not fun.
However, on this day, as the father walked into his house feeling rejected, he tore the letter in front of his child. In the face of rejection, he was reminded of the things that really matter in the world.
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Author: Lydia Criss Mays
Founder & Owner, See Beautiful
The following video was featured on viewchange.org, a non-profit that highlights stories of hope and progress. In this video, Bharati Phaked Date, a 14-year-old girl, explains how a bike is her gateway to making change in the world.
To watch the short Pedal=Sight Video click here.
For many people around the world, a bicycle is a toy or vehicle to take you from one place to another. For the ultimate protagonist of her own world-changing story, Bharati's bike represents her ability to change the world. Those two wheels represent hope, empowerment, and change and they carry the mind and heart of a girl committed to seeing beautiful.
Even if you don't have time to watch the video, the message sent is loud and clear. Next time you peel out of your home on your trusty bicycle perhaps you'll think about change and hope and empower and smile because you're balancing on an object that is bringing change into our world.
Author: Lydia Criss Mays
Founder & CEO, See Beautiful
See beautiful in yourself.