Sister Zeph ~ Your Challenges are Your Blessings ~ Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth
This month on our Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth series, we will be speaking with the wonderful Sister Zeph. After facing educational abuse and discrimination at a young age, Sister Zeph set out to start her own school for girls so they could get an education and be treated with kindness.
It began with a one room school and has grown into Zephaniah Free Education & Women's Empowerment Foundation where they provide 12 years of free schooling to the most disadvantaged in rural Pakistan, and skills training to hundreds of women free of charge. Sister Zeph’s work also helps keep children out of child labor and child marriage. She has met many challenges in doing this work which continue to this day.
You are invited to hear what Sister Zeph has to share about resilience and not giving up on doing what you know is needed.
We talk about:
~ Women in the culture of Pakistan
~ The work of the school
~ Training for women
~ Her humanitarian aid for widows
~ The current challenges Sister Zeph and the school are facing
~ The wisdom of challenges
Some of this conversation is about violence against women in Pakistan and that may be a trigger for some. It’s important that we do not turn away and hold hope and good intentions for our sisters worldwide and to realise that Sister Zeph is standing up against these harsh realities to pave a better way. She is truly a model of what resilience means. I hope you will join us.
If you wish to hear about Sister’s Zeph’s beginnings please visit our 2017 Wild Hope for a New Humanity Series here on our website. Clare sat down with her and they recorded an inspiring talk called “The Lioness Rises With Love”.
To learn more please watch their video below our interview or visit thier website at: https://zephaniaheducation.org/