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Meet Charles: A Student of History

Charles is an 8th grader at Daylight with a keen eye for history.  He is a star student in Social Studies class and especially likes when his teacher highlights leaders from history.

“My favorite historical leader is the 1st President of Tanzania Julius Nyerere.” He said before rattling off a list of facts on Nyerere.

Julius Neyerere with President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1977

Julius Neyerere with President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1977

“He was born in 1921. When the Germans came to Tanzania they forced Nyerere’s village to abandon their culture, but he promoted his village’s culture against the threat of colonialism.  He was a great leader and eventually helped lead the Tanzanian people get independence and their freedom. He became President and allowed his country to have many political parties, so Africans can choose the president they like instead of having corruption.” charles

You might think that Charles wants to be a politician. But when asked he replies with a big smile. “I want to be a pilot. Because you can get from one place of work to another instead of walking long distances.”

Thank you for supporting Charles’ education. He is going to be a great pilot and a very informed and politically engaged citizen!

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