Tererai's Blog

An Interview with the Author

What motivated you to write The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can? After I achieved my dreams for an education, I knew I wanted to write a book that would inspire the younger readers. As a child growing up in poverty, I witnesses how my community consistently...

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Interview: Educator Who Inspires Oprah

The following interview was reported on June 27th, 2014 by Neelam Chowdhary at AsiaSociety.org. Asia Society was excited to welcome Dr. Tererai Trent as a keynote speaker at the seventh annual Partnership for Global Learning Conference, running this year on June...

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Making Oprah’s Gifts Count – NY Times

Read the original NY Times article, featured in Nicholas Kristof’s blog here I’ll never forget when Oprah Winfrey turned to me and said, “We are going to build a school!” This was my second time on her show, and Oprah had just named me her “all-time favorite...

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Education is the road out of poverty – CNN

Click here to read original blog on CNN website, including videos  CNN SPECIAL – Child bride turned scholar: Education is the road out of poverty By Tererai Trent, Special to CNN Eight-year-old Tineyi takes my hand and leads me into her mud-thatched hut in my...

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