Voices of zimbabwe
The children in the rural public schools of Zimbabwe in Africa have no pencils, no school libraries, no toys or textbooks or crayons for kindergarten, no school lunches, no uniforms or shoes for their soccer teams, no soccer balls.
“Education, I don’t need anything else. It is my tomorrow.” —Ocean, Age 15
A retired Brooklyn school teacher, Mark Grashow, and his wife Sheri Salzberg, decided to collect what these kids needed from public high schools, private homes, and service organizations in the US and ship them in big containers overseas. I went with Mark in 2012 to visit some of the students and teachers whose lives these gifts had changed and to listen to their stories.