I wish more kids wrote news releases. I’ve been meaning to post this one from Katherine Irving, a fourth-grader from Hillcrest Elementary, for awhile now. She makes a pretty good case for educational opportunity, don’t you think?
Fourth graders at Hillcrest Elementary School have started a campaign for Pennies for Peace, a program made by the Central Asia Institute, otherwise known as the CAI. The CAI is a non-profit organization that helps to build schools all over Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Everyone knows that pennies don’t matter much in Oakland and many other cities and states in the US, but in Pakistan and Afghanistan it can buy a pencil and, with a lot of them, they can start an education there. And an education can give a child a much greater opportunity of things to do for a living. It can also make a child feel better. I myself always feel uncomfortable when someone keeps on talking about something that I’ve never heard of.
You can find Katherine’s full release about Hillcrest’s Pennies for Peace drive, which ends April 17, here.