• A small act
  • 8 Jun 2016
  • By German Anitua Azkarate
  • Rating:( 3077 votes )

A small act


"A Small Act" centers on the life story of Chris Mburu, who as a small boy living in a mud house in a Kenyan village had his primary and secondary education paid for by a Swedish woman. This cost her $15 a month. They had never met. He went on to the University of Nairobi, graduated from Harvard Law School, and is today a United Nations Human Rights Commissioner.

What we learn

Mburu's benefactor, Hilde Back, was a Swedish pre-school teacher and a Holocaust survivor who fled Germany when she was only a child.
Mburu paid tribute to his benefactor by establishing the Hilde Back Education Fund in 2003 before he had even met her in person. The organization offers financial support to children of Kenya who have distinguished themselves academically.

"If you do something good, it can spread in circles, like rings on the water,".

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