Thursday, November 11, 2010
team 4: meet david
The next member of our mighty crew is David Muhammad. David is a middle school teacher in Kansas City where he teaches social sciences. He is certified to teach, among other subjects, geography, history and psychology. He has been doing martial arts for over twenty years and teaches kids from a variety of backgrounds at his father’s martial arts school. David also writes poetry and has performed readings several times.
David used to teach at Shawnee Mission East High School, where he was the advisor to the social service club. While addressing that group last year, I asked if any of the students might ever consider going to Uganda as member of a Change the Truth team. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a hand shoot up immediately. I turned to see that it was the advisor, sitting behind his desk, who was waving his hand and saying, "I'll go!" Lo and behold, this young man turned out to be true to his word.
This will be David's first trip outside the U.S. He is a practicing Muslim and looks forward to meeting and talking with the Muslim children at the orphanage. He plans to teach poetry and reading and possibly some karate. David is going to be a very well-loved member of Team 4, I'm sure of that!