My experience in Tanzania was both inspiring and life changing. The children I met and worked with are the most resilient people I have ever met. They creatively play at recess, use the resources available in imaginative ways and have a passion for education!! As an American teacher for the past 10 years, I loved being part of a classroom where students were excited about knowledge and motivated to use education as a tool of empowerment. I was impressed by the teachers and what they were able to accomplish with the limited resources (one skills book per room, no erasers, low-grade paper, varied access to books). The family’s innovative center for children and the care given to their 35 orphans is something I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life!