photo 1-1Our network and project partners in Africa are full of quality, dedicated, and hard-working teachers. We’re convinced they make all the difference for the students so many of you support. So today, on World Teacher’s Day, we’re extra thankful for all of those teachers who use their lives to serve our students and we’re honoring one in particular — Joselyn at Bringing Hope to the Family in Uganda.

When asked what being a teacher means to her, Joselyn explains how she believes education is crucial – absolutely crucial – to building a life for yourself, your community, and your country and has significant (and often overlooked) effects:

With education, you can be what you want with God’s help. You become valuable because you have something you know and can do to differentiate yourself from those who did not go to school, so you become unique. Because of education, people get different professions, earn a living, and sustain themselves.

Standard of living is also improved because people can be able to take good care of their health by seeking medication from hospitals because they have money, good nutrition, and sanitation. It leads to improved welfare in a home. It encourages hard working to both parents and children.

Therefore, with education as the key to success, you can do what you want and be who you want to be. If you want to be someone tomorrow, start today. Be goal oriented. Be good, respect your elders, fear God, and you will be an important person after your education.