Story Title: I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can
Author: Folktale from Kenya
Language: English and Marathi
Storyteller: Wangar Mathaai
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best even if everyone around you has given up.
Story in Marathi
Story in English
About Wangari Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.
Read more about her on Wikipedia.
Be inspired by the life of Wangari Maathai and find out more about the Green Belt Movement’s work: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/get-involved/be-a-hummingbird