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Jun 14 2010
Prerna Girls School is a part of the Study Hall School in Lucknow, India. It serves the largely impoverished girl children of the surrounding slums, by providing educations to 540 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade (as of June 2010). Founded by Dr. Urvashi Sahni, herself a dynamic force of nature, Prerna is one of those places that show a good future can become a reality.
The astounding success of the Prerna Girls School program is a lesson to many others working for education, women's empowerment and solving a host of issues identified in the Millennium Development Goals as critical: health, education, poverty eradication, literacy, population pressure, environmental degradation, to name a few.
Sep 24 2008
Following the startling new cooperative, regional approach to security outlined in the 2008 State of the Union address, the US President describes the new US policy for a more peaceful world at the opening of the UN General Assembly, in a short film from Philadelphia filmmaker Kevin Hansen, Statesman Craig Eisendrath, and Bunker Seyfert. Prepared text as released to the press reads as follows: