A School Playground Sign in Zambia




I have two sons: one 12, one 16. If I had the time I’m sure I could write for a day on the differences between life for a tween/teen in Zambia versus the life my children are lucky to live in Seattle. Instead of all those words, the top picture, of a playground sign in an all-boys secondary (middle + high) school in Mazabuka, Zambia is a powerful reminder that teenage risks in Zambia can carry a significantly higher cost.

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My trip to Zambia to visit the libraries built by Passports with Purpose in 2011 is sponsored by Expedia.

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

4 thoughts on “A School Playground Sign in Zambia

  1. Lucia

    Thank you for sharing this post…quite a lot to think about with just a simple sign in a playground. And thank you even more for helping to make those libraries a reality. Very inspiring!

  2. Lisa

    It’s awesome that you and Beth had a chance to visit Zambia and the libraries that Passports with Purpose have built.

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