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To start the day …. need to keep this alive!!

This is a sad situation and I am not sure what we each do as individuals, but pray and exert pressure on our politicians to consider this as more than just a political and rhetorical situation.

It Is What It Is

~~May 8, 2014~~

Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2:55 p.m. EST

For the nearly 300 girls in northern Nigeria kidnapped by Islamic extremists, going to school was a risk worth taking. They were set to become global leaders, teachers or lawyers in a region where only 4 percent of girls complete secondary schooling.

Now, the girls, who were abducted on April 14, are reportedly set to be sold into marriage to militants for $12. Governments, nonprofits and citizen activists are scrambling to help the students, some of whom have reportedly died from snake bites and contracted illnesses, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered military personnel, law enforcement officials and other experts Tuesday to help find the girls, which Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted, according to Agence France-Presse. The offering comes amid global outrage that governments aren’t doing enough to…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

11 responses »

  1. TY for this reblog!! Really appreciated!! Peace…..

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  2. I saw this earlier as well and was trying to find more information in it.

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  3. This is truly so sad. My heart aches for these young girls. We can only imagine their pains and fears. May God protect these girls and get them back to their families.

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