A Small Act

A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.

Education, Global Perspectives

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About the Film

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it, and certainly never expected to hear from him. Years later, Chris Mburu, now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, Chris starts a scholarship program to serve students like himself—they are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris’ fund, these students have new hope, but the program is small, and not everyone can qualify for a scholarship. With clarity and grace, A Small Act bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.