You can feel Shamee’s excitement and energy bubbling like a shaken up soda. It fizzes out the sides of her school. It pops on the smiles of each girl. It is refreshing in an area that so often leaves girls thirsty for education.
Five years ago Shamee decided to put her passions and beliefs to work. She was firmly convinced that all girls had the right to be educated and wanted to do something about it. Her parents showed confidence in her abilities as a child and gave her an education. So when a relative began a PEP school in a nearby village, she resolved that she could also open a school.
Shamee received training through PEP and opened the first school in her community just for girls. Many parents are fearful of sending their girls to co-ed schools or schools with male teachers because of issues of violence, prejudice, and mistreatment in the past. Shamee provides the girls with a safe, encouraging, and instructive atmosphere to learn in.
The girls perform role-plays, read in front of the class, and show off their fabulous multiplication skills on the blackboard. They have no doubt that they are loved, valuable, and have talents to offer the world. Shamee shakes each one of the girls up as if they themselves were a bottle of soda. She tells them to dream; she tells them they can be whatever they want to be; she tells them they are beautiful. Their bottles burst with the girls’ energy and passion for school.
Would you help Shamee tell her girls how important they are?
Go ahead-shake that bottle of coke and let your generosity fizz out the sides.