We Are Limitless

Matt and students

Matthew Leutwyler, an  old friend from my university days in Santa Barbara, California, has not only fulfilled his dreams of becoming a prolific film-maker in Hollywood, California, but he has gone on to use his energy and talent to support the education, healthcare and otherwise general well-being of 46 young people (8 who have now graduated from University) from Rwanda through his charity ‘We Are Limitless’: http://www.wearelimitless.org/

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In January of 2017 I had a meeting with a local entrepreneur in York, and he gave me some tips about running an on-line creative project.  The fellow I spoke to runs his own online magazine, where individuals pay a few dollars every month to view the submissions, and he talked to me about the editing process, how I might think about cataloguing the entries on my own site, and so on, for which I was enormously grateful.  After the meeting, I had an idea about a way to do something practical and positive-

Terra Two won’t be charging readers, but what if everyone who enjoys reading, viewing or listening to a piece on Terra Two: An Ark for Off-World Survival could give at least one pound – more if they could spare it – to Matthew’s project?

It might be helpful to know that at We Are Limitless ALL the money raised goes straight to support the young people; no-one is paid to administer the work of the charity.

Would you consider doing this? If so, please go to http://www.wearelimitless.org and donate a pound or more. Please quote ‘Terra Two’ in the comment box, so that Matthew and the young people supported by We Are Limitless will know there is a group of individuals reading a UK-based magazine who send all best wishes for their well being and success!

Thank you!

LK – Caretaker, Terra Two

Check out this music video – written and performed by Emilia Kabare, one of the talented young women Matt supports here!!

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It Has Not Always Been Easy –

But thanks to YOUR HELP we have been able to provide these amazing kids with the opportunity they deserve.

 

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Meet Our New Family Members…

 

EVEREST. I met this young man while I was visiting his school on a saturday last month. He was the only student on campus. He was reading an English language Biology book.  He told me that the school only had one set of text books so they do not allow students to take them from campus so he comes here on weekends to read science books because he plans on becoming a doctor some day.  I met with his head master the following day and was given his report card that showed he is at the top of his class in all subjects and even taught himself English. Everest’s village has a dark history. Not only is it the poorest area in all of Rwanda but it was also the hardest hit during the Genocide. But meeting this inspiring young man, you would never get a sense of that. Now, with the help of WAL and its supporters, Everest will be transferring to a top boarding school in January. We can’t wait to see what he does with this opportunity!
AUDREY. This recent high school graduate was already working on how to attend college in the United States when I met her selling baskets at a small artisan shop. She was using whatever money she could cobble together from her part time job to buy time to use the internet at a local cafe where she would download sample SAT tests with plans of taking the real test once she could afford it. Audrey is one of the most unique and determined people I have ever met. A huge smile, quick wit, and undeniable confidence. Now, we have her enrolled in a proper SAT training program for the summer. She will take the SAT in October. Then we will help her find a college in the U.S. as well as housing, a help with tuition and applying for grants.

 

Head Master makes announcement to students that they will be receiving the financing to provide electricity to the school.

 

Bringing Electricity To School

Everest’s school has no electricity, making studying when it’s cloudy or rainy difficult… and virtually impossible when the sun goes down. The lone laptop computer runs out of its charge halfway through the day, forcing the school secretary to walk into town and recharge it at a local store.  Two weeks after I met Everest, I was back again to shoot some scenes for a comedy TV pilot we are making in Rwanda. When told of the lack of electricity, Actor Erik Palladino rounded up his co-star Vincent Ventresca, crew member Rene Intlekoffer, and producers Beth Crookham and Steve Melen to make a generous donation to bring electricity to the school. We are currently working with an electrician and the school administrators to wire the school for the 1700 students and teachers. An update will be coming shortly.

 

 

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