You read about it. You hear about it. But the moment of realization occurs when you see it. One such moment came to me this weekend when Maitreyee, Sohini and I went to volunteer a few hours at Unicef. The fact that we did so was an event in itself, because it made us so happy to give a little time, a little of our energy and a lot of our love for people we don’t know.
Through a friend in India I came to know about an innovative initiative called Friends Without Borders, which is involving kids of India and Pakistan in building peace relations. Here’s what they say: “All across India, tens of thousands of children have begun writing heartfelt letters to the students in Pakistan. All across Pakistan, tens of thousands of children are replying with heartfelt letters back. New connections are being made. New friendships are being formed. Imagine if all the schools from both nations were to participate? What will happen when this generation grows up?”You can find out more about their work on their website. Interestingly, this initiative started with two American volunteers!! (more…)