TNP Founder Mary Martin Niepold was one of 18 speakers at the first-ever TED-x Conference at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After showing a film clip made by Agence France Presse about our preschool in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, she spoke about her personal journey in founding The Nyanya Project and the amazing power of grandmothers whose only response to any challenge is love. She also talked about how the preschool was the idea of the grandmothers, themselves. The audience was moved, many spoke about being brought to tears. For Mary Martin, bringing attention to the plight of these African grandmothers continues to be her passion.
One of her key messages was a quote from Albert Einstein:
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.