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Friday, February 10, 2006

Through Today’s Children a Better World Can Evolve

Image: Catelyn Penrod and Sammy May visit with ‘Babe.’ The students are trying to raise money to buy goats for the Zulu people of South Africa.

This is way out of our region, White Mountains of Arizona, but I had to report it. This is the kind of thing that most of our youngsters are not being exposed to enough. If we are ever to get along in this world we need to understand and be willing to help other cultures. The way to this understanding is through our children.

I encourage all educators to get the children they teach involved in this kind of program. Through today’s children a better world can evolve, but they need our help!

'Heroes' to buy goats for South Africans

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — The “Raskimuk Heroes” want to make a difference in South Africa. The students in Laurie Rask and Donna Maksimuk’s fifth grade class at Blue Ridge Middle School are raising money to buy goats for South African families.

The goats will be “loaned” to families, supplying them with much-needed healthy milk for babies and children. Because of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, mothers often can’t breast-feed their own children. In such cases, goat’s milk is a lifesaver.

The families can also earn income by producing and selling cheese and milk.

Read the rest of the story here at "The White Mountain Independent's Online."

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  • At Saturday, 11 February, 2006, Blogger The MacBean Gene said…

    That's really a fine thing for these kids to do. Children are such amazing little creatures.
    My sister has a goat farm in N. Florida and Thursday, while driving Wanda around we visited one in Cana. When I approached the pen I was the herds center of attention.

  • At Saturday, 11 February, 2006, Blogger D L Ennis said…

    Children are definitely the greatest things about this world!


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