Academic journal article Childhood Education

Creating Brighter Futures for Our Children

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Creating Brighter Futures for Our Children

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The Emerging Educators Committee's increasing focus on global service projects and international chapter cooperation has turned us toward two new endeavors. First, our committee has pledged to help raise funds to build a model school in Tanzania. The school we support will be an example for other regions in this country. The equipment and services bought to build this school, such as the brick maker's work, can be lent to other regions to build future schools. This school will be a starting point for continued improvements in education, and the inspiration for other similar schools as we partner with the government, local charities, and helpful local volunteers in that area. Second, we are sending out a call to international chapters to allow our new teachers to visit, learn, and help as they are able. We hope that soon our young teachers will be able to visit ACEI chapters around the world to aid in their education programs, and to learn from their unique teaching methods.

ACEI's young educators are embracing their local chapter service projects with enthusiasm. Our book drive this year will culminate in our celebration at the ACEI International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. We will present the books we've collected to a representative from an area that lacks the resources to supply its children with enough reading materials. Our Emerging Educators Committee will also be hosting a dinner to celebrate our student chapter leaders and our talented committee members. …

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