Alice was just 14 years old when she became the sole caregiver for her nine siblings after her parents were killed during the war in her native Zimbabwe.
Raising nine brothers and sisters gave Alice a patience that Job could envy and that made teaching Grades 1 and 2 a cake-walk. She spent 12 rewarding years teaching.
With so many brothers and sisters to care for, she learned a lot about family dynamics and can easily erase the typical tensions that can sometimes bubble up. “My family calls me ‘Jagger,’“she says, “in the sense of lifting a car for a flat tire because I’m there for people, to lift them up, lift their spirits.“
(Jagger = Jack in North America)