Lecture in Sesvete Grammar School

A few weeks ago, I gave a lecture titled “Children in Zambia Need Our Love and Kindness” to the first-year students at Sesvete Grammar School, telling them all about my experiences in Zambia. After hearing their impressions, students from other classes (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year) also wanted to hear the Zambia story. Today, I returned to Sesvete Grammar School and attempted to convey and explain to the second-, third-, and fourth-formers (approximately 200 of them) what life is like for their Zambian peers. I was impressed by how much interest, empathy, and attention they demonstrated for the subject, especially after having already spent 6 or 7 classes at school. Sesvete Grammar School students decided to sponsor one Zambian teacher’s education, knowing that “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” (N. Mandela).

They sent a football with the message “You are not alone” to their Zambian peers in order for them to be able to play football with a proper ball. Congratulations, high schoolers; you are the future of a better world. I congratulate not only you, but also your teachers and parents on how well you were raised!