Today is Heather Plett's birthday. You might remember her as one of the wonderful contributors to Nourish Your Career. She has invited her community to help her celebrate by supporting a school in Uganda, founded by Nestar Lakot Okella.
If you read Heather's post about this decision, you'll see the recent kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students prompted her to look for a way to respond to such horror. She chose to help educate girls. You can read the story of why she selected Uganda, Nestar, and the school Nestar founded there, too. It's compelling and, I think, will inspire you, give you hope for a better world, and allow you to see a different tomorrow, where girls (and boys) everywhere can nurture their love of learning, their strenghts, gifts, and passions. They will grow up to be members of a community, to make a positive difference, understand their ability to create change and address the needs of others, and pass the legacy of learning, laughter, community, and peace to others.
I invite you to take a moment to read Heather's birthday post to learn more about Nestar and the Uganda Kitgum Education Foundation, contribute in whatever way you feel moved to do, and of course, to wish Heather a very happy birthday!