Welcome to our 30th episode of Around the World with The Archibald Project! Today, we bring you and incredibly powerful interview with a couple living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo running an education program in war torn villages. Cassandra Lee founded Justice Rising with the desire and passion to empower communities to rise above war and bring lasting peace.
As a 10 year old growing up in Canada Cassandra became passionate about working in war zones with a specific pull towards villages in the D.R.C. She jokes that she accidentally started her first school but shortly after the Lees were married they became an official 501c-3 and are now running a locally reputable education program throughout the country.
In today's interview we hear about the Lee's lives before marriage and before taking Justice Rising full time, we hear about their passion to not just put a bandaid on conflict but how they are working towards bringing lasting peace in war torn areas, we hear how education directly impacts the orphan crisis and how education can literally keep children in their families and off the streets and we share bits of wisdom and advice about how YOU can get involved in changing the world without even leaving your home.
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