On the Sixth Day of Christmas, the Students Gave to Thee The Habit of Dedication

..While Honoring Those Who Feed the Community

Dusty roads lead the way to St. Cecilia's village school and orphanage, in Zambia. Here, some of the children share a cot with the teachers. All appreciate what they have. Students do not see the supermarket as the source of their next meal but appreciate the hard work of farmers who grow the the maize so essential to quelling hunger in the region.

The report from this school told how younger learners studied the impact of the farmers' kindness. Older students explored the relationship of growing maize to the habit of dedication. What diligence, indeed, it takes to raise up a seed from the ground, just as it does to grow a seed of hope that the school will thrive from year to year.

Everyone gathered to perform traditional dances, to honor the maize growers they had invited to their special habit-of-heart ceremony, which they dedicated to the farmers.

As we highlight 12 of this past month's project reports, consider how much your contribution catapults not just one child's strengths but the capacities of the societies in which they serve.

Please help sustain their efforts to foster a generation of true change agents.


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