It’s often popular to complain about the school system in the United States. I have two siblings that are teachers. One teaches Physics and the other teaches Latin. Schools can be underfunded, mismanaged, lacking resources, and more challenges than I can count.
So it was eye opening to visit three different schools in villages in Malawi, Africa. One of the villages was made from dried corn stalks and another was made from brick. They were nothing more than a one room school where all the children sit on the floor to learn their languages.
Nu Skin and their Force for Good Program donates resources to different villages. Here village children demonstrate their hand-washing techniques. They also learn to clean the plates and flatware between meals. They also learn English and other skills that will help them in life.
And even though I don’t speak the language, I did my best to photograph the positive moments and the beautiful smiles of the village children.
Here is the classroom of kids in the brick building. There are two small doors and two small windows. It’s rather dark in the building and it reminds me of the old pioneer schools and houses built in Utah back in the day.
I wasn’t there as a videographer, otherwise it would be mesmerizing to watch this youth play with the spinning top. To keep it spinning he would whip the top with the stick and string. So much different than an app on an iPhone.
These are the sunbaked brick made to build their homes. This part doesn’t cost anything, but building the roof is the expensive part.
Here is the videographer and our social media expert for this trip. I love capturing behind the moment scenes of the crew at work.