Posted on May 02, 2012 by Marcus Harun
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Avery David stood painting a village school in Guatemala. She was among friends, children and strangers, many of whom didn?t speak English. As her painting continued, she felt tugging on her hair. It was one of the school children. From then on, her hair became the children?s favorite thing to play with. The reason was not that they just liked hair; it was the color.
?The kids were there all the time. They were braiding my hair constantly because they had never seen blonde hair. It was so funny,? David said.
She loves children, so even though they had just been playing in the dirt, she didn?t mind. Because of her love for others, David took the opportunity to help, explore and research during The Albert Schweitzer Institute?s two-week trip to Guatemala in January.
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