Thursday, June 16, 2016

What's STRANGE about this Picture?

To the casual observer, there is nothing strange about this picture. It's merely a girl tutoring a boy.
But wait! This girl and this boy are both in South Sudan, where males rule and females are worthless. Where boys go to school while girls stay at home. Where men always have the upper hand, treating women as if they have no rights.

Given that context, this is indeed a strange and wondrous picture.  It shows a confident, well-educated girl helping a teen boy to figure out his homework.  It shows Vionzy, an MBB Scholar demonstrating our shared value of compassionate action by volunteering in her local school during her own vacation time from university.  It's a dramatic cultural shift happening right before our eyes!  And it's being made possible by donors to MBB. Thank you!

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