Agents of Change


We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own-indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.

–Wangari Maathai

“Tomorrow Needs Us” and “Agents of Change” were two songs sang by the 2nd and 3rd graders at St. Andrew’s School for their friends in Beauty’s EP classroom. We borrowed a friend’s computer to share this finally, given that our speakers- a fifth set of speakers, once again- are not working. The group gazed at their friends with wonder for the first song, but then flowed with movement, standing and dancing to Agents of Change…..We are the future. We have the power. We are the agents, agents of change. We know the problems. We got solutions. We are the agents, agents of change. Woh, woh!

The 4th & 5th graders at Cliff Valley School sent beautiful gift boxes to their friends at EP Primary Sokode-Bagble adorned on the outside with drawings of their favorite places in nature. Like Hershey’s kisses, or fortune cookies, inside each box had small strips of paper with the action steps and callings from each child as to their gift to the Earth. Added sweetness came when the individually unique and handmade clay pendants came out of these boxes for each student, and even a star for the teacher.  The children walked around the classroom, proudly sharing their own with their friends. What a gift to witness and deliver these beautiful creations.

The EP Primary P6 classroom loved putting the US map together and learning some more about where their friends are from. Red Sandstone Elementary students sent diverse projects giving eye-opening lessons of the expansive geography of the United States. We broke them into groups to begin working on Ghana maps to share with you.  The P5 class had the privilege of paintings sent also by Red Sandstone Elementary in Vail, Colorado. Painting is a rare opportunity for these students, and to watch their controlled excitement as they filled white paper with beautiful color was awesome!

One student wrote on his earth painting, “If you love me, I will also like you.” It is the human geography that has opened the new horizons shared. These children are the mapmakers of the future, not bound my historical lines as much as unseen heart connections with a united future before them.