It’s Our Job Now…
August 10, 2011
“…to appreciate what we have and work to better opportunities for others.”
It is our mission at Building Tomorrow to engage youth in philanthropy and help them realize that they are capable of changing the lives of their peers around the world. This past December, St. Maryâ€™s School in Memphis,Tennessee participated in Sit For Good, our service learning program. For one day, students were asked to forgo using desks and other classroom materials in order to better understand the learning obstacles faced by children in Uganda. A senior at St. Maryâ€™s reflects on her experiences and how Sit for Good helped her identify a passion for the cause:
I have to say, I don’t think that any of us would be able to learn very well in this setting every day. I am truly impressed. Not only do children such as those in Uganda live like this every day, they learn in this type of environment. We are blessed in a school like ours where we have so many opportunities. We have computers, scanners, printers, paper, pens, and LIGHT. I never realized how important light is to learning. Studying and teaching in a dark environment must be horribly difficult, and I simply think that we are so lucky to have the school and the resources that we do.
It is our job now, because of this, to appreciate what we have and work to better opportunities for others.
For more information on St. Maryâ€™s participation in Sit for Good, visit their blog.