Global Activism: Preschool teacher shows her students how to help children in Swaziland

August 25, 2011

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(Courtesy of SwaziKids International)
Preschoolers in Swaziland open goodie bags from the organization SwaziKids.
(Courtesy of SwaziKids International)
Preschoolers in Swaziland open goodie bags from the organization SwaziKids.
(Courtesy of SwaziKids International)
Preschoolers in Swaziland open goodie bags from the organization SwaziKids.
(Courtesy of SwaziKids International)
Zio Perez poses with two of SwaziKids' scholarship recipients, who are also sisters.
(Courtesy of SwaziKids International)
This student and her sisters made $35 for SwaziKids selling lemonade outside their home in Lakeview.

Today on our Global Activism segment, we talk to Ziomara Perez, a Chicago preschool teacher. “Ms. Zio,” as her students call her, teaches her preschoolers to make a difference in other children’s lives in small but impactful ways.

Zio is founder of SwaziKids International, an organization that raises money to send kids in Swaziland to school. In addition to paying children's school fees, SwaziKids sends school supplies, books, classroom furnishings and uniforms to under-served schools in the country.

 

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