Thursday, February 16, 2012

Africa's Daughters | Watch the Documentary Film Free Online | SnagFilms

Thanks to my friend Tia for opening my eyes to movies like this one. This is an  independent film and is about 25 minutes long. Please watch it...grab a cup of coffee or tea and take the time. Just an FYI there are a couple of commercial breaks during the movie but it will resume right after the commercial is over.  We have so much to be thankful for growing up in a nation like America.  I attended public school for most of my K-12 years ( a couple of years were in a private school)  and I completely took school and the privilege of attending school for granted.  Every single child in our nation gets an education...that is an incredible thing and  that is not the norm in the rest of the world. The two girls in this short film, Hoctavia and Ruth,  have the dream of going on to high school and eventually on to college. Unfortunately though sending girls to secondary school (high school) and alot of times even primary school  is not the norm in countries like UG. If we are really serious about being Jesus and standing up against injustices then we need to do something about the fact that so many girls never have the opportunity to attend school. Most of the time the reason is simply because their parents/caregivers can't afford the school fees which are often no more than $300/year.  Education does so much for a country as you will see at the end of the movie.  If we are serious about changing lives then it has to start with giving children the opportunity to eliminate poverty in their own countries through things like education.  This is exactly what  is being talked about in Isaiah 58.

"This is the kind of fast day I'm after:
   to break the chains of injustice,
   get rid of exploitation in the workplace,
   free the oppressed,
   cancel debts.
What I'm interested in seeing you do is:
   sharing your food with the hungry,
   inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
   putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
   being available to your own families.
Do this and the lights will turn on,
   and your lives will turn around at once.
Your righteousness will pave your way.
   The God of glory will secure your passage.
Then when you pray, God will answer.
   You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.'  
Isaiah 58:6-9, The Message

Africa's Daughters Watch the Documentary Film Free Online SnagFilms

If after watching the film, you feel you would like to help children who otherwise would not get the opportunity to receive an education here is a list of  some of the ministries I personally know about who are making a permanent and sustainable difference in the lives of children and their countries. 

Action for Children

Kilgoris Project


The Adami Tulu Project


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