27 February 2009
Building Future Leaders
If you educate a boy, you educate an individual.
But if you educate a girl, you educate a community.
African Proverb – used as the motto for CAI
I love when inspiring works are sent my way. Thanks Uncle Jed! This particular program is run by the Central Asia Institute called Pennies for Peace.
"Pennies for Peace educates children about the world beyond their experience and shows them that they can make a positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time.
Our best hope for a peaceful and prosperous world lies in the education of all the world’s children. Through cross-cultural understanding and a solution-oriented approach, Pennies for Peace encourages children, ultimately our future leaders, to be active participants in the creation of global peace."
I particularly like the focus of cross-cultural understanding and engaging them early. These grass roots efforts can have global impact in an amazing and powerful way. Thank you Greg Mortenson for your vision.