Students at an inner city school in Rochester, NY, took action after reading SOLD – and raised nearly $125 to help trafficking victims. Inspired by their compassion for others, their teachers and I matched that gift and now $500 is on its way to a shelter that rescues and treats girls who were sold into the brothels of India. As their teacher, Peg Vadala says, ‘you wouldn’t expect kids from Rochester to connect with the situation of a girl in a mud hut’ thousands of miles away but you will be touched by the generosity and compassion of these kids.
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times is right: this is a generation of activists, kids with a moral compass and a belief that they can – and must – change the world.
Here is the link to the story: http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=296882