Hi, I'm Emily. I've lived in Idaho for the past six years and learned to grow where I've been planted. Luckily, I can proudly say I am not a cliche, stereotypical teenager. I have learned to refine myself into a self-confident, vision-seeking, goal achieving teenager. In this past year I realized one of my life goals. Instead of sitting around and waiting for an opportunity; I sought it out and am now headed to the other side of the world on June 2, 2014.
Let me explain my initiative and goal:
Many people want nothing more in the world than to make a difference. As a child I also wanted this prideful recognition, but as I have gotten older I have come to the realization that my world is seen through perspective. To some: the world revolves around cars, money or recognition. Many people want the world to know their actions and achievements; they waste away their lives seeking for this recognition. Recently I learned to simply change my perspective; instead of making a difference to literally the world, my goal is to value someone so much that they feel like the world and then make a difference in their life. I have directed my goal to the children in Ghana: those in orphanages, who were abandoned, orphaned and left with no love. I want to give them what they never had, to make a difference only to them. A humble difference.
Sadly, all ventures cost money. Ghana is a very inexpensive area to live in. I will be there for almost twelve weeks and need just enough to make it by. I will be working in an orphanage, teaching mathematics, and instilling self-esteem to girls who have been taken advantage of. Those who can help: I ask you to consider- have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Please change your perspective and help me help a child. They will be valued more than the world to me. And thus making a difference in their eyes. Many of you have strenuous jobs, education, and even a relaxed retirement. If you can't live the dream of making a difference, please let me. Thank you so much for consideration and support, without donors I won't be able to make this humble difference!
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