Eliana is doing something.
Earlier this year she interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (go to Santa Barbara Teen Press, http://www.sbmsteenpress.org/, and search for Angelina Jolie) and in response to Ellie’s question about what students today can do to make a difference in the world, Angelina said ‘Find something you really care about’.
So Ellie found Rwanda. She is now reading the stories of the survivors and next week she will be getting to meet them, bring prenatal vitamins (every child on her trip will leave 1 healthy mom and 1 health baby in Rwanda by giving a pregnant mom 270 prenatal vitamins), giving Vitamin A and antiparasitics to village health promoters (she is starting to work for Vitamin Angels early!) and play with their children and in the most real way let them know that one thirteen year old girl on the other side of the world heard their story and wanted to do something to make a difference.