Join me and CARE by sending letters of hope to inspire students to follow their dreams! - Behind the Camera and Dreaming

Join me and CARE by sending letters of hope to inspire students to follow their dreams!

Thursday, October 06, 2016


I am always honored when asked to work with CARE and this time is no different. Even though this post isn't specifically about Hurricane Matthew, I happen to know that they are already on the ground in Haiti and they are asking for our help now due to the contaminated water supply. CARE is a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women and so much much more. If you would like to donate directly to the relief of Hurricane Matthew you can find out how here. 

Today, I want to share with your about CARE's direct impact on education around the world and how you and I can be a part of it.

CARE asked students in developing countries to tell the world what inspires them and what challenges they face. They shared struggles. They shared dreams. They shared the hope they have for the future and the barriers that could keep them from realizing their dreams. 

This is Moni and here's what she has to share. 


For many children, like Moni, their education is the only hope to break the cycle of poverty in their family. For many of us, that's something we can either relate to or not at all. I know that there are families just like Muni's that have lived in poverty for generations in every country including the here in the US. So, even if you can't directly identify with Moni's family, you can look at your own family and your own children an consider the hope you have for their future. 

With that mind, I ask my quickly approaching five year old the same questions Moni was asked by CARE and even though his life is VASTLY different from Moni's at such a young age, it is important to instill a sense of hope and inspiration for the future of all children. 

Here are his answers. 


Disclaimer: I did explain to him what the questions meant a little more to him and help him interpret his answers but I was amazed at how his answers all came together to focus on a future goal. I am grateful for people in his life, teachers, mentors, family members that are already encouraging him and putting him a path that will help him make a difference in the future! 

Jonah's answers:

I like school because... we get to do art! 

To be successful I will behave with excitement. 

My biggest challenges are learning how to write. 

Education inspires me to be an architect that builds playgrounds. 

Ask you children the same questions and be inspired to send an encouraging message to a child in a developing country to keep going in school. Encourage their families that education is a way to improve their lives and the well-being of their communities. 

Here the Simply Said message gives you the opportunity to send a message of hope to a child in a developing country. Go. Read the other responses and send your own. It's worth one minute of your time to encourage a child, that honestly could be your child born into a different circumstance. 

Thanks for reading and always helping me support CARE and the things they are doing around the world. 

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