Rachel Hersh (age 13) is a student at Episcopal School of Dallas, where she was introduced to the Spirit of Uganda during their 2008 performance at Dallas Children's Theater. Touched by the children's stories and wowed by their spirited moves, Rachel decided to help Empower African Children by making a video for her bat mitzvah project.

So she enlisted the help of fellow Episcopal School of Dallas student William Malouf as cameraman and co-director and the two set off (along with their families) for Uganda. In five days, Rachel and William filmed, interviewed, and learned about the lives of these children. Created by children for children, it inspires viewers to believe that the students supported by Empower African Children will succeed, against the odds.

By bringing Empower African Children's story to more people, Rachel hopes to help raise funds for Empower African Children's future school. To support her effort, you can make a donation in her honor at EmpowerAfricanChildren.org.

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