Haydee Britton, is a Santa Fe ESOL instuctor. But before that, she worked for the United Nations for 38 years and was sent to the Congo for three of those years to work for the Office of Child Protection. The children she encountered were Child Soldiers, some were accused of witchcraft, and others were street children. These children begged her for money, but she would say, "I won't give you money, but if you want to go to school, I will send you to school."
One child accepted her offer, then two, then many. Haydee organized a staff and they raised enough donated money to send 30 children to school.
Since Haydee left the Congo sixteen years ago, many students have earned their college degrees and there are currently four who are earning their college degrees even now.
Please join Haydee to hear more about her experience with the children of the Congo and her amazing story of how she helped so many get away from the streets.
We will be in Meeting Room B at Headquarters Library on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 am.
This program is possible thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library.