“I remember when I went to Kenya to help build a school in a poor village. I saw all these kids, literally starving on one meal a day. And I was so angry. I didn’t understand why we were spending money on schools instead of food!
Stu & Amy took us to see an orphanage down the road one day. And the woman running the place, she had the biggest heart in the world, but she was uneducated. And because of that, it was an enormous struggle for her to care for the 100 children in her orphanage. She didn’t have the education and tools to grow and cultivate food and it was a constant struggle for her to feed and care for her kids.
Then we traveled to another orphanage where the woman who ran it was educated.
That’s when I really understood how much education matters in the fight against hunger. She taught agriculture and farming to her kids, and not only were they self-sustaining, but the kids were able to support and help the families in the community as well.
Education doesn’t just provide knowledge. It is the backbone of jobs, food, and a healthy community.”