My name is Marsha Tyler, and I unfortunately have not had the opportunity to attend a Make A Difference, but I have met Pete, Charlotte, and the kids on one of my safari trips with Safari Kay. We didn’t spend much time there, but I was so touched by the kids and the efforts of Pete’s and Charlotte’s Leaders of Tomorrow program.
A year or so after my trip, around 2015, my son, Michael Coleman, was preparing to attend a Make A Difference. As his contribution, he decided to buy each child their own personal tablet and train them on the apps they could use with them. Michael and I work together on so many projects that I decided to donate to the tablet purchase and assist him with the set-up of each tablet so the tablets would be ready to use and contained the name of each child in order to keep track of them.
While spending hours during this set-up, it dawned on me that the tablets should have cases to protect them. Purchasing cases was beyond our efforts, but being the craft person that I am, I decided that I could make the cases for them. So, I made tablet ‘sleeves’ out of foam sheets and hand-stitched them with embroidery thread and closed them with a giant button.
Michael then immediately knew what an additional one of his activities with the kids would be. They would have a ‘creation’ day of decorating their own tablet cover. Craft decorations of all kinds, glitter, paint pens, etc. were all laid out on the table and the kids went at it.
I was so thrilled to see the pictures of delight on the kid’s faces as they let their imagination go to work in personalizing ‘their’ tablet. There were so many creative ideas. Seeing about 24 colorfully creative covers laid out on the table was such a thrill!
The joy that the day brought them also brought me joy in knowing I could contribute in such a small way while not being there and still have a major impact. Contributing in even a small way to the lives of these children is important and impactful and goes a long way. A few dollars donated to the school or directly to one child can have a major impact to their daily and future lives. Thank you, Pete and Charlotte, Safari Kay and Make a Difference, and anyone else that have assisted these children. They are our future and I think the world is going to be blessed with their talents. Good luck and God bless them!
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It was 2008 when my parents asked me to live in UAACC. At that time I was 5 years old. I did not know how to talk I was very scared. But after few days I captured the environment over there in UAACC. In UAACC I lived with other people but always my fellow leaders of tomorrow.
In 2017 I was in from 1 at ngongongare secondary school. In from ii I done my national examination and I got division I when. I entered form iii. UAACC and friends of UAACC decided to shift me to another school known as renea girls secondary school at njiro.
Visiting with the children on two of our trips to Tanzania made our trips complete. One would think the safaris, wild animals, or the food would be top on the list, but, it’s not. The graciousness of our host, whom I respectfully call “Mr. Pete,” and his wife,
Mama Kay asked us to share our words about our experience from the time we lived at the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home. These are my words.