Makena Taylor, an 11 year old from Trinity School in Menlo Park, California was inspired by Deng’s story when he spoke at her school in March, 2014. Makena was so moved to help that she wrote letters to her family and friends asking for donations to ImpactAVillage to support education projects for communities in need. She hoped to raise $1000, but she collected over $5000 in donations from 50 people. Wow! Congratulations Makena!