In high school, I went to Mali, West Africa and lived in an indigenous village for two weeks to help build a school. Mali is one of the poorest undeveloped countries in the world and the literacy rate is unbelievably low. I like knowing that I helped both children and adults learn to read and write which will help not only this small village, but Mali as a whole.
Sometimes we are too quick to judge people by the external things that we see. This project allows for us to see the good in the world and to breathe hope back into humanity.