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An Interview with the Author

Preorder your copy today! Click here   An Interview with the Author: Dr. Tererai Trent What motivated you to write this book, The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can? After I achieved my dreams for an education, I knew I wanted to write a book that would inspire...

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Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah

The following interview was reported on June 27th, 2014 by Neelam Chowdhary at AsiaSociety.org. Asia Society was excited to welcome Dr. Tererai Trent as a keynote speaker at the seventh annual Partnership for Global Learning Conference, running this year on June...

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Making Oprah’s Gifts Count

I’ll never forget when Oprah Winfrey turned to me and said, “We are going to build a school!”  This was my second time on her show, and Oprah had just named me her “all-time favorite guest” in 25 years of the show.  As if that wasn’t enough, she had just informed me...

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The Garden of My Heart

Summer is here, and I keep thinking about Matau in Zimbabwe, where my roots are firmly grounded. Nearly two years ago, Oprah gave me an incredible gift to help the children in my home village blossom into educated and inspirational adults. Today, we are nearing a...

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Education and the Road to Change in Africa

by Tererai Trent,  a blog produced for CCN-Africa voices Eight-year-old Tineyi takes my hand and leads me into her mud-thatched hut in my home village of Matau in rural Zimbabwe. There, in a dark corner of the room, is a wooden bookshelf. Carefully crafted by her...

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A Swing for Edith

If you're looking for 5-year-old Edith, chances are you will find her on the swings at the colorful new playground at her school in Chapupu, Zimbabwe. Until recently, students at her community's early childhood development (ECD) program did not even have a classroom,...

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A School is Transformed in Matau Zimbabwe

Communities and Generations are Changed Forever! by Tererai Trent On a sunny day, bright light streams in from the holes in the roof to the classroom below. But during the rainy season, water pours in. Teachers rush to move their students and learning materials into...

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