So You’re Telling Me… There’s More Than One Kind of Football?

“How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.” -James Cash Penny

We taught our first lesson today: America day! We taught the kids about snow, American football, Thanksgiving, and more. They were pretty intrigued when they saw pictures of snow, and I think they were pretty confused about “American Football,” but all in all they liked learning about America and our culture. We even made turkey hands for the craft.


“I am thankful for my teachers at Holiday Club”


For our afternoon project we went to the adult literacy club. The adults are working on improving their English, and for today’s lesson they were doing oral presentations because they learned skills on how to give a presentation in their last lesson. It was so impressive to see how well they could present even though English was still a challenge for them. With an average literacy rate of 60% across the country, the adult literacy club makes a huge difference in making Zambians more employable. Working with the adults was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!

Little Matters,



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