This, it seems to me, is precisely the kind of project that can inspire renewed confidence and trust in our country in places where it threatens to be lost. I'm personally inspired that a young American like Leah has dedicated so much of her time and energy to facilitating the voices of young Africans, seeking out ways to enable them to speak for themselves, achieve their own goals, and fulfill their own vision. Our record of either opportunistic paternalism or neglect in other parts of the world does not speak well of a country whose heart at its best is generously supportive and caring. We are, after all, the privileged ones. It is heartening to see some of our young people turn that privilege into the service of greater goals than their own small needs.
Good luck to Leah in her quest for the relatively small sum of money she needs to bring this project to fruition. Please help her if you can.