Thabo is an African name, which is short for Lethabo meaning “happiness” and “Joy”. While Marissa was teaching in Zambia, she decided to have her students do a creative writing exercise and write about their dream world or their Utopia. One student, Thabo, intently wrote three pages. When it was time to turn their assignments in, Marissa was in awe of Thabo’s dream world. He wrote about how in his utopia, there would be no poverty and that parents would never have to lose a child over sickness and a child should never lose a parent, that every child deserved to go to school and nobody was left hungry. This ideal world for this ten year old boy inspired us to want to do what we can to make that world come true.