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    Singing makes learning more joyful

    Day 312

    Join Us in Song!

    Yesterday, we spent some time with Mama Salome and her Asili Generation. Mama Salome’s mission is to teach kids how to wash their hands, which requires some soap. But the most fun part of her lesson isn’t the soap itself – it’s the songs that go with it.

    Everyday, Mama Salome travels to a different community, teaching kids the importance of drinking clean water, washing their hands, and keeping clean. She uses songs to teach them the basics. And, she gives them a pamphlet to take home, which reminds them of the songs – and lessons – they learned.

    But since Salome travels to so many schools, and meets so many kids, she always running out of pamphlets. We wanted to do something to help.

    We printed a TON of new pamphlets for Mama Salome, enough to last her several months, seeing dozens of kids each day.

    This is special work for Mama Salome. But it’s also special for the kids she serves.

    “The children get so excited about the pamphlets,” said Mama Josee, Salome’s partner in crime. “When you go to visit their houses later, you find that they’ve hung the pamphlets on the wall. They’re really proud of their lessons.”

    Mama Salome dreams of a world where every child she meets has access to the things they need to stay healthy – clean water, soap, and knowledge for how to use them. Today, she’s one step closer.

    This change brought to you by Cheryl & Jake Jacobsen, and Cailin, Ann, and Stewart Johnson!

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