We had the BEST surprise when Mr. Anthony “Tony” Rupoli and his class of 7th & 8th graders at Macphail Memorial Elementary School in Ontario, Canada helped fund healthcare for 13 Watsi patients. In Mr. Rupoli's class, valuable lessons of empathy & kindness are not just being taught but practiced in real life by introducing kids to patients on Watsi, learning about their conditions, and helping to support their treatment.
Mr. Rupoli shared: “I really want to get them hooked on the idea of giving and charity in general. They have selected who they'd like to donate to and I would like them to have the option of choosing someone in particular as I think it has a real impact (and is in part why they love Watsi).” 💙
In spite of balancing so much right now, seeing classrooms around the world make Watsi part of how they're learning kindness, curiosity, compassion, and the magic of human connection is absolutely inspiring. We set out to learn some big lessons ourselves from these young world-changers by asking a few simple questions. We hope their words leave you as inspired as we feel. The future is bright!☀️ ⤵️
Q: What inspires you to want to help others?
Q: How does giving back make you feel?
Q: What would you like to tell the patient you helped?
It’s empowering for us to see that everyone (no matter their age) can help change another person's journey through a moment of kindness and compassion. It reminds us of the joy we had when we learned how some of our supporters have introduced their children to Watsi through the simple idea of Save. Spend. Give. and woven this into the fiber of being a family that values helping others.
We all have causes we believe in and a positive change we’d like to see in the world. 🌏 What better way to create lasting change than to raise the next generation to be kind, compassionate, and generous. Our world sure needs it. Thank you, Mr. Rupoli, for your dedication to your students and for creating such meaningful, life-long (and life-changing) lessons in your classroom.
If you're a teacher, first off, thank you!! Secondly, we hope you'll introduce your class to a patient on Watsi and share your experience with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
The Watsi Team
Everyone deserves healthcare.