Tomaro Secondary School alum, Israel Okon, was its first valedictorian and is attending the University of Lagos through The Dream School Foundation’s scholarship program. As we work through post-production, his visionary voice has naturally emerged at the heart of our edits and generated more excitement in the process. And, Israel has also emerged as integral part of the production team.
Opinion writer, Manjoo, suggests Amazon customers should email Bezos. Here’s mine; feel free to copy or change it in your own email. It’s a small thing, but maybe we can flood his email with requests.
My partner has had an Amazon membership for years & I’ve considered convincing them to cancel it.
Admittedly, your services are convenient, and I use the membership. But would like to do that with less guilt.
Clearly, you are an innovative thinker with a lot of resources at your fingertips. I call on you to lead in more than just sales, but also in worker’s rights & compensation, support of unionization, and a reduction in our shared carbon footprint. Based on reports in the news like the NY Times (you may have seen the OpEd from this week), Amazon’s warehouses are often described in dehumanizing terms; human bodies are treated like robots and the work wears on people’s minds and bodies – from tracking every second of a worker’s day to literally and figuratively numbing repetition.
I also hate envisioning the ecofootprint I contribute with the whole cycle of purchasing – including the waste created by the packaging (I do appreciate a bit that our last package sleeve could be recycled like cardboard).
I would trade convenience & savings for the dignity of our fellow humans & our Earth.
Your thoughts on the draft of our logo? The website is under construction!
The Post-Assessment: Teaching was always a challenge. Then came 2020: a pandemic, political implosions, and a reckoning with systematic racism. Here, two seasoned teachers invite colleagues to tell us like it is – and what they envision it could be. See our FB page.
We are grateful that Dr. Chima Korieh of Marquette University shared the last day of his Thanksgiving holiday to interview with us for the film. As a professor and author of West African studies, he provided us with a strong historical context on education in Nigeria and a vision for greater success.
Dr. Korieh and Dena had a particularly engaging on-camera conversation as they are both school founders; Dr. Korieh founded and leads a private school in Imo, Nigeria, his home state.