'Dance fest' to raise money for orphans displaced from Burma
Original post made on Oct 12, 2012
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on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Although this is very nice, I can't help but wonder why the PW doesn't highlight more students who organize events for more local needs; there are many hungry and homeless people suffering in our own valley. I understand that this event must look very good on a college resume, but wouldn't it be nice if we also celebrated all the ongoing local charity events that happen throughout the year? Local churches and organizations who have teens visit San Francisco homeless on an ongoing basis, kids who volunteer at Open Heart Kitchen, etc. Sorry to be cynical, but not all teens have families who arrange for them to travel half way across the world to do community service.
on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm
I think it's equally important when young folks explore various ways to do good deeds in the world.
on Oct 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
I think it important to help globally and locally. No, we all can't afford to send our children halfway across the world to do community service.
I think it is awesome that Taylor had the opportunity to see a VERY different and poor part of the world and come back and try to make a difference by EDUCATING and RAISING AWARENESS through this fundraiser.
Otherwise, children in Pleasanton would all think that 'poor' means not being able to afford an iphone 5. Otherwise, I don't think we could comprehend the reality of this, which as far as I know, doesn't exist in California.
About 60 orphans, ranging in age from 5 to 17, live at the School of Hope. They're among the thousands of Shan and other minorities who fled Burma because of civil war, forced labor and poverty.
The children, abandoned or left orphaned by the death of their parents -- often through working dangerous, underpaid jobs -- are at risk of being exploited themselves, in Thailand's notorious sex industry or through human trafficking
WAY TO GO TAYLOR!! I hope that Taylor always has a kind and generous spirit and never becomes as cynical as the above poster, 'kt' who assumes that everyone does things to 'look good' as on 'college applications'. How does 'kt' know Taylor's intentions? I don't know them either, but I would Taylor was moved by what she saw and wanted to do something.