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Mackenzie O’Donnell, One Million Students’ Program Manager, Invited to Present at Educational Conference One Million Students was invited to STEMposium, a conference in San Diego for teachers from the County School District about STEM Education. STEM education programs encourage students to pursue excellence in four core areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Teachers from middle [Read more...]
Peru – Anna’s Story: They are Rich, We are Poor
I recently spent a few weeks in Peru – part of the time, deep in the Amazon jungle with the Huachipaire and Machiguenga villagers, and part with a home-stay family at a rural and forgotten potato plantation in the high Andes. It was a grueling trip but enriching at the same time. The most fascinating part of it was that the trip made me rethink many of my preconceived notions. I had gone there thinking that I would help alleviate poverty but I ended up wondering who was poor – them or us? I had thought that education was good but ended up wondering what is education?
Anna’s Story — When the sun sets everyday, millions of homes around the world go into darkness. With all the advances in technology, we should be able to offer a clean and eco-friendly solution to these families.
My first goal is to distribute 1 million lights to further children’s education and to improve lives of people in rural communities around the world.
My story was inspired by a school in rural Rajasthan, India. My father started this school 45 years ago as an elementary school with five children. Today, the school provides education through high school and it is recognized as a school of excellence