I have much to celebrate!
The English Language Center officially has a sponsor today. Equatorial Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (EG LNG) has agreed to finance the center.
I am so happy, I do not know what to do with myself. It has been a very long road and now we get to walk up hill because the hardest work is still to come.
My eyes fill with tears to think that maybe with luck, this little girl and her winning smile will have the opportunity to study English, a language I so take for granted.
Look at those eyes...She won't have to travel far away and leave her loved ones behind. She will not have to suffer the indignities of being "the foreigner" in her school. She can learn English from MSU trained teachers right here in Malabo, where she belongs.
Everyone here wants to speak English because it offer opportunities and open doors regardless of one's tribe or social class. The word is out and people are lining up...Now, I have to work to not disappoint.
Thanx to everyone who emailed God to remind him to come to the funding meeting. You Rock!
Indeed, today I give thanks and I smile...and smile some more.