A few years ago my friend Melissa Leon introduced me to the The Twitter Kids. #TwitterKids are a group of children from Shepherds Jr. School in Tanzania who use the internet (when there is electricity) to communicate with people on Twitter.
And by people, I mean me. I used to be really great about having twitter on at about 10 at night just so that I could message back and forth with the Twitter kids, lately I haven’t been great about it, but I will be.
Epic Change was able to raise money so that Shepherds Jr. School could continue to grow.
Three years ago I met Gideon and Leah online. In a few weeks I’ll be meeting them here in Los Angeles. Mama Lucy, the magnificent woman who farmed chickens to build a school will be staying here with Gideon, Leah and Stacey.
To say that my kids are thrilled would be an understatement.
I’d like you to watch this video.
And I’d like you to read about Epic Change.
Next, I’d like you to interact with these kids on twitter.
Now I’d like you to do one very important thing. I’d like you to join me here in Los Angeles on November 4th and meet Mama Lucy, Gideon and Leah. We’re getting together on the Westside (exact location will be announced later today) and I’d like you to bring your spouses, your parents, and your children to meet these folks.
Let’s build them an 8th grade.
Please support Epic Change in one of these cities:
- San Francisco, CA | 11/02
- Los Angeles, CA | 11/4
- San Diego, CA | 11/5
- Boston, MA | 11/6
- Hartford, CT | 11/7
- New York, NY | 11/8
- Pittsburgh, PA | 11/10
- Washington, DC | 11/12
- Richmond, VA | 11/13
- Atlanta, GA | 11/14
- Tampa, FL | 11/15
- Orlando, FL | 11/17
- Satellite Beach, FL | 11/18
- Miami, FL | 11/21
OMG, I love this piece. It made me cry. I love Mama Lucy too. That’s a woman with a great big heart and so are you!XO
I love this. What an amazing video and truly inspiring person Mama Lucy is!