How much can you see in a face? We were lucky enough to see the last segment of last evening's The Last Word. After a bit of videotape, Lawrence started as shown:
VIDEOTAPE (12/6/18): My name is Tiffany Kapanda and I'm 18 years old. Now I have a chance at college, studying bachelor of arts in political science.To watch the whole segment, click here.
O'DONNELL: I met Tiffany two years ago when she was in high school in Malawi. Tiffany was attending one of the best high schools in Malawi, a boarding school where I also met Joyce Juzali, who recited a poem for us that many of you might remember.
Joyce also came to the United States earlier this year and joined me here on the set in New York. I saw Joyce again on my recent trip to Malawi during Thanksgiving week.
Joyce is still doing very well in high school thanks to the scholarship that you have helped provide with your generous contributions to the K.I.N.D Fund, the partnership that I created with MSNBC and UNICEF to provide desks to schools in Malawi and scholarships for girls to attend high school in Malawi, where the girls' graduation rate is much lower than the boys'.
We strongly suggest that you watch the videotape of Tiffany Kapanda. Also the tape of her grandmother, Rose Nathenda, by whom she's being raised.
What can you see in two people's faces? We'll suggest you'll see things you won't often see over here in the States.
Be sure to watch all the way to the end: Be sure to watch all the way to the end. It's hard not to like what you'll see there:
O'DONNELL: I asked Tiffany what it feels like now to be a role model for students back at her high school who are hoping to go to college.You'll see exceptional faces during last evening's segment, reflecting the fuller range of the possibilities of our planet-wide human life.
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KAPANDA: It feels great, and they also motivate me. I feel like I can do better so that I can encourage them much better, much greater than just being a college student. I can go to work and tell them that here I am.
O'DONNELL: Yes. Do you think a lot of girls don't realize that this is possible if they work hard enough?
KAPANDA: Yes, there are a lot of them out there. You know, in Malawi, there is the issue of women not being able to do well at college. So most of them, they look down on themselves. They think they cannot do it. They think they don't deserve going to college. They just want to get married and move on in life.
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O'DONNELL: Tiffany is on her way, thanks to her hard work in high school and thanks to her grandmother, who made her a dedicated student.