Falling Uphill book cover and Scott standing on the edge of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together.
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together. Deputy Ambassador Jefferson Brown traveled across Argentina distributing books and certificates.

Celebrating the book

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together.

In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion and own their participation. They are empowered to seed their ideas and passion in their community, and eventually, these ideas may become a new reality. Assuming a few bumps in the road turning dreams into reality is my philosophy of falling uphill.

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Here are all the teachers getting their certificates. They worked extra hard to make this happen.

Below is Deputy Ambassador Jefferson Brown distributing books and certificates of recognition to one of many classes in a school in Corrientes, Argentina.

They made this wonderful sign. Notice me riding my bike towards Argentina with the blue and white flag. It reads: “Es necessario hacer de la vida un sueño y del sueño una realidad.” Which means:

It is necessary to make our lives into a dream and to make our dreams our life.

A curtain with the saying: Es necessario hacer de la vida un sueno
It reads: “Es necessario hacer de la vida un sueño y del sueño una realidad.” Which means: It is necessary to make our lives into a dream and to make our dreams our life. Notice Scott riding his bicycle from the United States to Argentina.
Make-A-Book Project Certificate of Achievement
The Make-A-Book Project Certificate of Achievement. For our project in Argentina with the U.S. Embassy, the kids will be receiving their own copy of the book and the certificate of recognition pictured above. We added another 18 illustrations to the certificate to honor even more students.

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