Two Stories to Make You Feel Hopeful

By Merritt Frey, Executive Director

When I first started working with Mali Rising, it was months before I could get to Mali to visit our students and our schools. This was a form of torture.

While our wonderful Mali staff interacts with students, teachers, and villagers on a regular basis, I was stuck behind a computer, designing projects I couldn't see on the ground and filing reports. 

Luckily for me, we started the Student Spotlight feature and it gave me an introduction to the great kids I now am beginning to know so well. Our Mali staff interview students and send their notes and photos my way so I can share them with you. Each time I receive an email with an interview, I feel a little better about the world.

So, I'm passing that on to you! Over the last few weeks we've summarized two Student Spotlights and here they are. I think these stories will make you feel a little better about the world's future and maybe inspire you to get involved with Mali Rising!