March 23, 2015 by k. liz
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that sometimes it gets quiet over here because I’m working like crazy over at EDGE Institute, the NGO my husband and I have started. Well, today’s a big day over there! We launched our podcast, LINK’d by EDGE this morning! I’d love for you all to check it out and join the conversation! It’s a podcast on Global Education and Education in Conflict. Anyways, to go along with Episode 001, we also published a blog post this morning, and I’m giving you a snippet of it here. If you’ve enjoyed much on this blog, I think you’ll really like what you see at EDGE. We’d love to have you visit and support us! Also, if you’d like to make my day if you could help out sharing our TARGET trip fundraiser with your friends, we would be forever grateful!
What does it mean to you? What word pops to mind first? My nephew, in first grade, immediately thought: craziness. And what else would you expect a first grader to say?!
Some of you may have thought: a future, achieving a goal, possibilities, a means to an end . . .
Does the word safety ever cross your mind?
Schools = Safety
Look across the world at the 230 million children living in conflict areas, areas that are ridden with war, internal conflict, or natural disaster. Picture a child, sitting on a stoop in a neglected corner of the city, with a basket full of candies that he is trying to sell so his family can eat dinner tonight. Five men in black fatigues walk by . . .