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Zionsville woman helps give the gift of education to African students

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 16:09:23-04

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – A Zionsville woman used her love for helping children to give the gift of education to students in Africa.

Tamara Carpenter, vice president of development for online academy K12, went on a mission trip to Kenya and said she couldn’t leave without making a difference.

“It was just something about it that just called to me,” said Carpenter. “It was God saying I want to use you here. One of the poorest slums in Kenya, they have almost one million people that live in a very small area and so many kids that aren’t educated because they aren’t able to go to school.”

Carpenter and K12 helped donate a computer lab for the students in Kenya along with school supplies and books.

 

You can learn more about Carpenter’s story in the video player.