Changing the world! #WITY
A word from the contributor:
This semester, for our class final project, I encouraged my students to participate in the Six Cents Initiative (http://inside.unicefusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry). Just .06 cents can save the life of a child in an area of the world where drought and/or lack of clean water is a chronic condition. I wanted them to see that not only can one person make a difference, but ]most importantly, I wanted them to “never [again] doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…” (Margaret Mead).
I only asked for six cents from each person. I wanted them to see that each of them could save one life. But that was not enough for this group: the money they raised will literally save 865 lives. Believing that regular people can make a difference, and then seeing it happen right before my eyes is what will always be important to me.
-Kellie J French