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Pay a buck, save the world

Original post made on Oct 23, 2012

When 9,000 students from five California schools donated just $1 each in 2007, the resulting $9,000 was enough to build a new school in Kenya. The idea was the brainchild of Los Altos High School teacher and Palo Alto resident Robert Freeman, who founded the nonprofit organization One Dollar For Life.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

With US AID we build schools in Central America. The problem is, that we just build schools. Many times there is no teacher or supplies to fill the school with. That's when the hard work really begins. But is this really the responsibility of the US? It starts with schools and the next thing you know we are trying to change the host country's national policies. I guess we are still all for strategically engaging other countries and nation building despite the lessons of the last eleven years.