Perfectly Ordinary, Yet Extraordinary: Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Others
By Dean Rotbart & Talya Rotbart
Meet Margaret and Riyaz Adat, two perfectly ordinary individuals who have accomplished extraordinary things in the service of others. Together, they epitomize the ability of anyone to make a meaningful difference in the world. This text aims to inspire readers to take up the challenge of homegrown charitable projects, be they in a community half-a-world away or within walking distance. The Adats focused their efforts on the woebegone J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania, an overcrowded and under-resourced school that lacked virtually every essential. With determination, focus, and love, over time the Adats resurrected J.K. Nyerere and saved it from the brink. Perfectly Ordinary, Yet Extraordinary tells the tale of the Adats’ efforts, and offers actionable lessons to others who wish to undertake their own charitable missions. Many, many people want to do good. They want to make the world a better place. But they don’t have the confidence and knowledge that they need. This book offers a roadmap to success. One-hundred present of the revenues from the sale of this book, after expenses, will be donated to the J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha.