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Students reflect on the true meaning of being a responsible global citizen. The first three students have never been through the EFAC DREAMS program and the last three have gone through the lessons and raised funds for EFAC to make a difference in the global community. Read reflective quotes from third graders who participated in this project below.
"I learned that helping people outside of the U.S.A. is fun. You can help people and most of all you can make a difference in your community and fellow people." ~Josie
"I learned that when you help, it feels good." ~Michael
"I learned from my experience that helping students in Kenya can make a big difference in someone else's life, and my own life too. Then, as soon as we have raised $750, I will feel really good for the kids to have an opportunity to go to school in Kenya." ~Vika
"I learned about helping people around the world. I also learned that we are more fortunate than some kids. We should all participate in fundraisers and we should all help our friends around the planet." ~Sydney
"I learned that helping is really good. I also learned how to be a responsible global citizen. This is something I will never forget." ~Faiza
"I learned to be a responsible global citizen. I also learned that it is important to help people in a different place. I did it because I knew it was the right thing." ~Wesley
"I learned that helping people can actually be fun!" ~Luke
"Other kids have a lot less than we do." ~Sam
"Even though you don't know someone doesn't mean you can't help. It feels nice to make a difference." ~Peyton
"I learned that it takes $750 to send one person to school in Kenya. That is a lot of money. It made me realize how lucky students are in the U.S." ~Dawson
"Students in Kenya don't have enough food to eat and clean water to drink. For better learning, students in Kenya need more schools and more teachers. I am really fortunate to have everything here in the U.S. while many poor kids in Kenya have nothing." ~Andrew
I learned that when you help, it
~ Michael Mote
I learned how to be giving and caring to other
. I learned how to think how other people feel. Not everything is all about you. ~Sophie Castillo
I learned that helping people outside of the U.S.A is fun. You can help people and most of all you make a difference in your community and fellow people.
~ Josie Page
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