Beth Rowles Scott

Author Beth Rowles Scott Photo By Michael Moster

Beth Rowles Scott invites you to walk with her as she tells about her prairie childhood, her challenging career and her fulfilling senior years.  Pinch Me, A Long Walk from the Prairies, tells the story of her  life’s journey and the surprising chain of events that lead her to Africa.

At 63 she marries the love of her life, George Scott. Scott, a retired teacher and school administrator, in 1993 along with her husband George founded the African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES), a non-profit organization and model NGO that has helped provide thousands of Kenyans with access to education. Pinch Me: A Long Walk from the Prairies reveals how Scott, a “fat little girl from Saskatchewan”, discovers a three-prong happiness formula: Someone to Love, Something to Do and Something to Look Forward To.

Leaving her Prairie home for the greener pastures of the West Coast, she starts a new life in British Columbia where she becomes the first female principal of a secondary school in the province. After retiring from a successful career in education, at age 63 she meets the love of her life and together they establish ACCES, an organization that enables impoverished Kenyan children and youth to improve their lives through education. ACCES (which ensures that 100 percent of donations to its programs go directly to those programs) has given more than 1,100 scholarships to university/college students and has established ten primary schools serving more than 1,200 children each year in grades 1-8.

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