Two Concordia University students went to Ethiopia in May of this year with The Water2Thrive staff. They had an opportunity to meet with some of REAL girls and became impressed with what REAL is doing to make a difference for the girls. They were so moved by hearing from the girls about the changes that are happening for them and their families.
Upon returning to Minnesota, the students shared their experience with Concordia's service learning program, and I was invited to be a guest speaker at their service learning week to share stories about the girls been sponsored through REAL. The students and faculty were very engaged in the conversation. I have two more opportunities to speak there and am looking forward to it.
Tsehai Wodajo, REAL executive director