March 2, 2013
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine
At only eighteen, my daughter, Hannah, has already become quite a world traveler. Aside from the various countries she has visited with our family, she has embarked on other foreign adventures of her very own (including spending three weeks in Kenya with the BoldLeaders program a few years ago). Today she has her bags packed yet again for another excursion. Before the sun rises tomorrow, Hannah and several of her classmates will set off for Japan as part of the Kizuna Project. This project is sponsored by the Japanese government to promote understanding of the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and to encourage collaboration and education between countries about the disaster relief efforts. She will be in Japan for two weeks and will spend her time visiting the communities that have been affected by the disaster. This is not tourism, this is activism, and I have no doubt this experience will have a profound affect on her and her fellow classmates.