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It was Sunday yesterday , So as usual I went to the other village for teaching to the girls , and came back home in afternoon, So the children of my school were at home already, waiting for me, Because they study on Sunday too due to exams, (going to be held in Feb – 2014).

I excused the children and went to the kitchen to make breakfast for me. And as usual I asked the children if anyone was hungry , every girl replied in No, But three girls replied with a pause, So I got that they were hungry I sent rice with soup for them, Khalida was helping me to serve, she is a very honest and cute girl, I trust her for everything, she is not good in studies, and it is because of her weak health and sickness, So she cannot focus on her studies, apart from this she is a very good human being . very loving and caring, So when I started eating my breakfast I asked her to eat , she was sitting with me, she said No, but I know she always deny and because she is weak, so I always want her to eat anything, but she was not agreed, then told me with so much innocence, That she had not eaten anything since last night, she said” I had not eaten anything since last night, I gave my all food to my brother , Still I am not feeling hungry) I knew there was nothing to eat at her home. So I asked her, Khalida, see if you will not eat, how you will help me to run the school, in future I will need your support so you have to be healthy, on this, she was agreed to eat.

She is very talkative so while eating she told me that, a few days before she came to know the importance of education in life. She was sick and was having bad cold and cough, and every time she coughed she covered her face to keep her family safe from the germs and whenever she ate anything before that, she washed her hands with soap. And she felt better after that, she told to wash hands before eating anything to her family too.

More over every day when she reaches home she teaches her 50 years old Aunt for 30 minutes.

After taking breakfast I came out to my student and asked them, that how ZFE has change their lives.

Saima told’’ Now she learns by heart and love to study, she tries to understand her lessons and now she focused.

Rabia told ‘’ whatever she learns from here she pass it on to other girls and women in her street.

Aisha said’’ She has leant to help each other.

Reema said’’ she has learnt that every human being has a role to play to make this world a better place.
And so on. And in night while I was telling it all to my sister, we both were thinking that yes, we are making a change, yes lives are being changed.

Many of my students have plans to make this world a better place; they want to learn and want to teach. I am so proud of them.



Susan K.A.'s picture

I am so proud of them too,

I am so proud of them too, and am so proud of you, Zephaniah, for finding your purpose and passion and living it out. You're doing amazing work and are such an inspiration to these young women! What a touching, beautiful, inspiring story. Thank you for sharing! I am so touched by Khalida's big heart. And I love how you pointed out to her the wisdom in taking care of her own needs first and how she recognized this as true. We all must do this, not only out of love for ourselves, but in the interest of continuing to care for others as well. Thank you, Zephaniah!

With love,


"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Emily Garcia's picture

The Changemakers

Dear Sister Zeph,

Thank you for sharing this inspiring story. You have touched so many lives with your big heart and unceasing generosity! These wonderful girls have learned from you how to care for themselves and for others. Your work is truly changing the world!

Much love,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Greengirl's picture

Hello Zeph

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story about how the seemingly litlte things that we do always turns out to create magnificient ripples and great change in our lives and the world at large. Those girls are blessed to have you in their lives, and it is my prayer that you'll always find support to keep up your vision of educating, inspiring and celebrating young girls!

You are loved beyond words.


pelamutunzi's picture


this is a tory of honesty and passion and the importance of education to empower women and the world. thanks for sharing this inspiring story. im proud of you keep doing this great work

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