After my KONY 2012 post (which had less to do about education, and more about children’s safety), a friend of mine sent me this video through Facebook (I seriously love how Facebook connects the world):

This short clip hits the heart of any teacher, and the first step is raising awareness. The second step is doing something about it.

After visiting this site, it was encouraging to see who was involved:

“The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack counts among its steering committee members many of the most important international human rights and education organizations in the world. The member organizations contribute unique capacities to GCPEA.”

This coalition includes organizations such as Save the Children and UNICEF.

In Korea, birthdays are a really big deal, and the parents love to throw big parties. Students love it because they get a ton of presents from their classmates (most of the time, I think these parties are always a little over the top, but I do work at a private school). One of my students this year decided to donate her birthday to UNICEF. I have never heard or seen anything like it. She got a blog through the site, where her classmates could go and buy a present for another child in the world. I look at this student and I see her growing up and accomplishing great things. All of our students have that capability.

Do you have a favorite organization or NGO? Has your class been a part of raising support or awareness for something?

As teachers, we have the chance to empower our students!


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