Why Are We Needed?

Education is a fundamental human right. Unfortunately, there are inequalities, and not everyone has the resources or access to close the gaps. One factor that contributes to inequality is a lack of education. Improving techniques and strategies within the educational realm whether low teacher-student ratio, early exposure, varied experiences, project-based learning, nurturing curiosity, reinstituting the joy of learning, motivation and more are needed across the spectrum. “Every young person deserves a world class education. We have an obligation to provide it to them regardless of their zip code.” (President Obama)

At some point, you realize that as a moral obligation, we must not only help ourselves but others as well. Many are in situations that are not self-induced but the result of invalid systems or broken systems that were put in place. “There is an issue with education, and we can’t overlook it, and we can’t turn a blind eye to it.” (Pharrell, InStyle, 11-24-14)

From One Hand To AnOTHER is committed to reaching back and helping others. In doing so, the desire is to create a future generation of individuals who, as FOHTA, instills the love of education, and knows that education leads to a path of freedom. This freedom allows them an opportunity to be whatever they would like to be and do whatever they desire. If they can believe it, they can conceive and just as there is no ceiling to the sky and stars, there are is no limit to the mind.

“When you look up at the stars, and see how expansive the universe is, you should know that you can do anything. There’s no ceiling when you look up so there should be no ceiling when you think” – Pharrell.




Comments

  1. Brenda Begay says:

    I am really interested in the STEAMM; I live on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in central eastern Arizona. Through my work at the Tribal Environmental Protection Office, we see a lot of high school students either not interested in science/math/engineering fields or they are not familiar with what is available to them. We, a group of Tribal members with college degrees, are trying to steer more high school students into these fields by providing one-on-one assistance (as basic as filling out college applications, college financial forms, taking them to local AZ universities and colleges, etc) or providing basic 1-week internships with our natural resource programs (to get them exposed in these type of fields). So far, some have taken interest but there is definitely a lot of work we still need to continue. Thank you.

  2. Megan says:

    This seems like an amazing program, and a very much needed one. I’m still looking through this website, I would like to figure out how to get involved. I live in Westover, WV, I really think the kids in my area could benefit from something like this. I know I certainly could have. Keep up the awesome work! I really hope this program takes off the way it deserves to.

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