Guest post by Julie Trell of, a 10x10 Project Partner

Youth never ceases to surprise and I was reminded of this on a recent trip to a school in Uganda. I had a chance to visit Sr. Miriam Dugan Primary School in Kamwokya, a slum in Kampala, Uganda. I dropped in on a class where 70-100 students, crammed into desks, were practicing their debating skills.

The topic at hand was whether Africa should continue to receive foreign aid. I found myself very impressed with the students' ability to articulate and debate the weighty issues at hand, and I decided to pose a question to further the discussion: What are your beliefs on the importance of girls education? One young boy stood up and eloquently presented the following. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think: