My philosophy towards education has always been that “Knowledge is Power.” I guess I have School House Rock to thank for that, but in all actuality it’s true. The more a person knows, the more that person can do, to better his life and the lives of those who surround him. In the nonprofit I’m a part of, Help Cape Verde Africa, we stick to that philosophy.
Last year we were able to collect enough school supplies to assemble 115 kits, these kits just had the basics: pencils, pens, paper and folders. But it helped children who weren’t able to purchase these items because of the poverty they live in. This year we collected more supplies, enough to make over 200 kits. And we had fun doing it as well as you can see below in the video I filmed and put together.
So why do we do this? It’s kind of simple really, charity. Charity is a word that is stronger than love, for if we have not charity we are nothing. And we realize that these children over in Cape Verde will not be able to improve their lives and their families’ lives if they cannot learn the necessary skills that allow them to succeed. Who knows if one of these children we help could become to Cape Verde what Napoleon Dzombe was to Malawi.