Will you join us in celebrating mothers with a special bouquet of flowers?
In the midst of the change happening in the world today, what a gift it is to pause and be thankful for mothers. In each country where Compassion works, there is a national flower — one that represents that country's beauty and culture. Those are the flowers little boys and girls will gather to give to their mothers, grandmothers or older sisters to say "I love you." Because these are the women working so hard to protect those precious little ones right now.
Maria's daughters have probably given her a bouquet of clove flowers before — the national flower of their home country of Tanzania. Maria is one of the moms we’re celebrating today. No one in Maria’s family had ever stepped foot in a classroom.
Maria is part of the Hadzabe tribe, a nomadic group in rural Tanzania whose constant migration means they place little emphasis on education. But Maria desires more for her daughter and son. After enrolling them in the Compassion center, she became the first person in her entire family to educate her children.