The Starfish Story

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on the beach...

 In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean.

“What are you doing?” the wise man asked?

“The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

“But little girl, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along the way, you can’t possibly make a difference.”

 The little girl bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean past the breaking waves, “It made a difference to that one.” She replied.

We are all gifted
 with the power
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.

12. Education of Children

Education of Children

Removing any barriers to education for children of any age can really change lives. Helping to develop the confidence and self-esteem and special skills in children as part of their education process can really make a difference. The first three years of life have proven to be the most significant for success in lifetime learning.


Possible Programs

  1. Grants to teachers to be able to introduce special education programs to build confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Remove obstacles to good education for one or a few students such as eyeglasses, school supplies, etc.
  3. Organize a group of mentors to help some children in the community.
  4. Enrich education of children in one area such as music, art, photography, etc...

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