The names of 35 local children will appear in the next Guiness Book of World Records. The Boys & Girls Club of Frazier Mountain helped make the world record when 7.5 million people in 100 countries joined together to learn about the value of education.
By Kristina Graves
On April 23 the Boys & Girls Club of Frazier Mountain participated in the "World’s Largest Simultaneous Lesson Plan," sponsored by the Global Education Campaign. Over 7.5 million people in 100 countries joined the efforts to educate people all over the world about the educational crisis many face today.
The lesson plan went over the startling statistics of other countries, and the effects of not having an education.
There were 35 participants right here in Frazier Park, and their names will be posted in The Guinness Book of World Records next year. After the study session, the club members wrote our state senators asking them to sponsor the Education for All Act introduced by Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) on May 1, 2007. This legislation calls for $1 billion in global basic education funding to aid developing countries in ensuring all children attend school.
Participating in this event changed the children’s outlook on their lives. They realized how much they should value their education, that they are personally able to make a difference and that homework isn’t really that bad.
This is part of the May 02, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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