POSTED February 21, 2020
TSN’s James Duthie shares his childhood dream — what was yours?
Watch the sportscaster and children we help share their dreams, then tell us yours for the chance to win a trip to see a community where we work
Helping children access education is one of the most important ways to tackle poverty and bring childhood dreams to fruition. So, we’re encouraging Canadians to share their childhood dreams and inspire others to help more children get an education.
TSN’s James Duthie and his daughter, Gracie, shared their dreams on a recent trip to visit their sponsored child in Ethiopia. “We’re going to play a little game, Gracie,” he tells her in the video below. “Write down your dream. What did you want to be when you grew up? I’m going to do the same thing, then we’re going to guess.”
We encourage you to share your dream, too. visit childrenbelieve.ca/chalkboards-for-change (or email firstname.lastname@example.org), submit your childhood dream in the form provided, be entered in a draw to win a trip for two to see our work, then spread the word on social media, using the hashtag #ChalkboardsforChange. Dreams collected from Canadians will be shared with children in our supported communities, inspiring them to dream big.
Watch the video to hear Duthie’s dream and the dreams of children we’re helping in Ethiopia.
TSN’s James Duthie shares his childhood dream
James Duthie, TSN sportscaster and Children Believe ambassador:
Hey, it’s James Duthie, I’m with my daughter, Gracie. We’re in Ethiopia inside one of the schools that Children Believe helped build. We’re going to play a little game, Gracie. I want you to think back to when you were a little girl. Write down: what was your dream? What did you want to be when you grew up? I’m going to do the same thing, then we’re going to guess.
-Both James and Gracie write on chalkboard-
You ready? Alright, you want to guest first or you want me to guess? I’ll guess.
I think you wrote down soccer player.
Gracie, James’ daughter:
Can I have another guess? OK, you like theatre so actress, theatre actress?
-Gracie shows word “actress” on a mini chalkboard she’s holding-
Yes! Number two.
Alright, very well done.
OK. Come on. What did I say?
Nope, think sports.
Very close. Football was my love when I was 10 years old.
-Duthie shows word “football” on a mini chalkboard he’s holding-
So, clearly I know my daughter more than my daughter knows me.
Let’s check out some of the dreams some of the kids we’ve met here in Ethiopia have.
My dream is to be a policewoman.
My dream is to be a TV reporter.
My dream is to be a bus (driver).
My dream is to be doctor.
You can help some of those amazing dreams come true by sponsoring a child at childrenbelieve.ca
Follow your dreams!