Academic journal article Childhood Education

Speaking Up for Kids

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Speaking Up for Kids

Article excerpt

APka kea haal, hay? Hola, como esta? Hello, how are you? Isn't it interesting that in each of these greetings, the focus is on us. However, if you were a member of the Maasai tribe of Africa, you would say, "Kasserian Ingera," which means, "How are the children?" If you were asked to respond honestly to this greeting, how would you reply? If we consider the well-being of many children worldwide, we realize it is not good. In various corners of the globe, even if children are not forced to be soldiers, they may suffer from disease, hunger, or lack of education. Children need advocates more than ever.

Special Session: "Kids Speaking Up for Kids: Advocacy for Children, by Children"

The Public Affairs Committee is sponsoring a Special Session at the ACEI Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Eva Zygmunt-Fillwalk and Lynn Staley are spearheading this project. We are interested in hearing how children would make a difference in the lives of other children. We are requesting written quotes, photographs, digital photography (jpeg format), digital video (QuickTime or AVI format), PowerPoint presentations, or any other documentation of children's voices by February 15, 2006. Additional information on the "Kids Speaking up for Kids: Advocacy for Children" Project is available on the ACEI Web site, www. …

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