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We're moving forward on plans to test the B2F anti-trafficking curriculum and wordless book in the Dominican Republic in just a few weeks. Here's an update I received today from the educator organizing it:
I'm meeting on Wednesday with some of the people who'll be delivering the curriculum to the teaching teams in the D.R. next week.
All is looking good for delivery and implementation. I'll keep you advised as things progress.
My daughter is going down on a medical/dental project on the 16th and will be able to see the first B2F community rally--which may be more like a door-to-door march by a women's group.
If they design a t-shirt to go with the B2F groups, I'll get you a copy. This is all in the works and dependent upon stretching the finances.
They're going to start teaching 2 groups of older kids: 1 is an after-school boys' group and the other a typing class for girls who also do an outside study project together and then practice their typing about it.
I'll probably do a couple of conference calls with the teachers after they see the material to help with any initial adjustments.
Once they train the older kids,they're thinking of using the materials in a sort of big-brother/big-sister way and in family groups to teach the younger children.
The women's community group will promote the project in the community through the clinic-school connections already established. The women are very excited about getting their hands on this material so they can reinforce this information with their children and neighbors. I think this is going to be very exciting.
I agree--very exciting! After 5 years of work, the Born2Fly wordless book and curriculum will be in the hands of at-risk kids in a matter of weeks. The Dominican Republic has a huge problem with child trafficking, so this is a strategic place to begin training kids, parents, and teachers.
Remember, the 10/10/10 Twitterthon will help get these amazing materials into the hands of even more at-risk kids around the world. Our goal is 10,000 people giving just $10 each on 10/10/10.
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