Young people throughout history have stepped forward to make a difference, but as a whole, the youth of today are certainly more globally aware, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly than any preceding generation!
Case in point, at 20 years old Chelsea H. has a summer-job and is studying to be a financial analyst; in the last few months she has started to make monthly payments to sponsor the Muvuma Orphanage. Not satisfied with that, she purchases Nesters Market shopping cards from us (Nesters donates 10% of the purchase price to One Person) and encourages her family to do the same. On discovering the importance of sports in schools in Tanzania , Chelsea used facebook to ask friends and groups to donate soccer shirts, cleats and balls.
As a youth Chelsea knows the value of recycling and was delighted to discover that we use bottle depot funds to feed children with HIV/Aids at the Kahama Hospital’s Care & Treatment Centre. You guessed it – our recycle donations have gone up!
Kids these days - hey?
Check out the previous youth blogs to read about the Okanagan children and youth who understand how interconnected we are with other cultures and are determined to make a difference.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5 donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).
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