We've started a new initiative, it's called our "Professional Series". We all need roll models to look up to. I remember when I decided I wanted to be a Vet, it was because I met a vet who opened my eyes to the opportunity. Since that day, I've had the privilege of meeting many amazing Veterinarians who push me, inspire me, and make me want to be better.
So that gets me thinking, what if I grew up in a home where I didn't have the luxury to dream big because it was hard enough just to get by. If I lived a life where my mother and father and their mother and father were un-educated, where all my relatives didn't dream but just accepted that they could only do low-level jobs where they are under-valued and under-paid.
We want to give our children the opportunity to hear the stories of professionals from all different types of industries. To open their minds to the opportunities there are for them.
All they need to do is believe it's possible, work hard for what they want, and know that we will be there to support them every step of the way.
This photo was from our first Professional series. This is Alefia, teaching the students about dental hygiene and why it is so important. Our students then asked her questions like "why are my grandmothers teeth all gone?", "Why is my dad's teeth black", "How can I stop my teeth falling out?".
It was a great lesson and Alefia was kind enough to answer all of our students questions individually.
Thank you so much Alefia for being our roll model of the month!
If you would like to get involved in our professional series please get in touch with us! firstname.lastname@example.org