On the Tenth Day of Christmas, The Students Gave to Thee Self-Mastery

...to Offer the Gift of Self.

Zambian students in the Gifteria School walked the talk. Just one semester after their teachers had studied Full-Circle Learning, they got it.

Lesson plan units centered around Sacrifice, Love or Empathy had given the learners a chance not only to apply those qualities through their coursework and service, but to apply them with one another. Students in various classrooms had worked hard to put into practice the lessons learned. Self-mastery was the hardest test of all to pass.

Sacrifice for others in a season of giving is a theme shared by all cultures and belief systems. No wonder the drum rolled so loudly to announce the Mastery Ceremony. A plethora of deeds had touched the hearts, lives and well being of the community members around this village school, Gifteria, where the "gift" was a gift of self.

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.