I am driving home from Boulder to Denver right now- my husband driving and my daughter in the back seat. Let me give you some backstory: my husband and I were both in the Peace Corps in Nepal. My husband is a drainage engineer.
A couple of years ago a friend of ours who was in Nepal in a different time period than either one of us told my husband about the Engineers Without Borders student group at the University of Colorado. In short he talked my husband into mentoring the students to design health and sanitation systems in eastern Nepal.
Once a year there is a fund raiser to help the students earn money for their trip this summer.
The thing is, we have decided as a family that two things are very important to us. One is the power of travel, and the second is the necessity to give back because we have been given so much in this life.
Whatever I can do to support my husband to teach his goal to give back, I will. Sitting in a room tonight with students we have traveled with, advised, and befriended( some are seniors who we met their freshman year) was truly awe inspiring. It was an awesome reminder for how much growth a person can have on four years.
It makes me happy my husband can witness what I get to see as a teacher every school year.